Injustice in Alabama at Behest of Attorney General

Melanie Lowery, was a battered woman who killed her husband to get him to stop beating her and sodomizing her 9 yr. old son. After serving 14 years at Alabama's Tutwiler Prison, she was granted parole last month by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles that has granted virtually no paroles in the past 5 years to people convicted of violent crimes.

Melanie was granted parole because of her perfect prison record and the facts of her case. Attorney General Troy King, a young, politically ambitious conservative Republican in the mold of his predecessor Bill Pryor (after his contentious appointment to the 11th Circuit), decided to oppose the parole, and demanded the parole board reconsider their decision. The Birmingham News reports the sad decision.

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