ST. CLAIR COUNTY -- The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole Tuesday for 14 violent offenders who are in prison for armed robbery, including Antonio Jackson, who was convicted in St. Clair County.
At a news conference Monday, prior to the resumption of parole hearings, Bureau of Pardons and Paroles Director Charlie Graddick had urged board members to use caution in considering parole.
“Inmates do not have an innate right to be paroled, they must earn such a privilege,” Graddick said. “Our first priority must be the safety of every man, woman and child in Alabama.”
According to a press release from the Board of Pardons and Paroles, Jackson was sentenced in 2009 to life in prison for two first-degree robberies in St. Clair County.
Jackson was convicted of robbery four times in Jefferson and St. Clair counties and was previously convicted of murder in Georgia.
He is serving his fourth prison term.
He was granted probation in 1995 and has already been paroled twice, only to return to prison.