2020 Code of Alabama
Title 15 - Criminal Procedure.
Chapter 22 - Pardons, Paroles, and Probation.
Article 2 - Pardons and Paroles.
Section 15-22-21 - Board of Pardons and Paroles - Appointment and Duties of Director.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 15-22-21 (2020)

Section 15-22-21

Board of Pardons and Paroles - Appointment and duties of director.

(a) The Governor shall appoint a Director of Pardons and Paroles, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

(b) The Director of Pardons and Paroles shall serve as the chief executive officer of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and be vested with all power necessary to perform the duties assigned to the board by law except the board's power to adopt rules, guidelines, or other policies and to make individual determinations concerning the grant or denial of pardons, the grant or denial of paroles, the restorations of political and civil rights, the remission of fines and forfeitures, and the revocation of parole. As chief executive officer, the director shall be responsible for all of the following:

(1) Appointing and supervising, subject to the provisions of the Merit System, employees necessary to carry out the duties of the board.

(2) Performing, on behalf of the board, all fiscal and budgetary requirements imposed on the board by law.

(3) Developing and implementing, on behalf of the board, all policies and procedures for the effective supervision of parolees released to supervision by the board as well as those individuals granted probation by the sentencing court.

(4) Attending all meetings of the board, in person or by designee, to act as the board's secretary, and to maintain a record of the board's official actions.

(5) Preparing and recommending rules for consideration by the board as the director shall deem necessary for the effective and efficient performance of the board's duties.

(Acts 1939, No. 275, p. 426; Code 1940, T. 42, §2; Acts 1951, No. 599, p. 1030; Act 2019-393, §1.)

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