Governor Ivey Makes Statement After Final Passage of HB380

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Legislature on Thursday passed House Bill 380, which reforms the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. This legislation was sponsored by Rep. Connie Rowe and Sen. Cam Ward.
Following the Alabama Legislature’s passage of HB380, Governor Ivey released the following statement:
“Too many lives were lost because of wrongful, early paroles in our state. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and I have been relentless in our efforts to ensure the Board of Pardons and Paroles is managed prudently and effectively.
“This bill ensures strong accountability and oversight of a large state agency with more than 600 employees. The justice system should not fail the people of our state again, like it did in the Jimmy O’Neal Spencer case last year.
“I commend Rep. Rowe, Sen. Ward and the Alabama Legislature on the successful passage of this bill. Ultimately, this is a major win for victims’ rights, the families of victims and every citizen across the state. We will continue to be steadfast in our efforts to improve the pardons and paroles system, while restoring confidence in public safety.
“I look forward to receiving and signing this important piece of legislation.”