By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Two inmates with local ties were granted parole, another was denied, during hearings held last week in Montgomery by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.
The board granted parole to 31-year-old Brandi Nicole Womack and to Kenneth Ray Jackson, 37.
Womack was released in 2015 after she had served three years of an Escambia County Circuit Court sentence handed down after her conviction on a charge of second-degree possession of a forged instrument.
She had since 2018 been serving another three-year sentence, this time for a first-degree theft and possession of a forged instrument conviction, also in Escambia County.
Jackson was convicted earlier this year of first-degree theft in Baldwin County and had served almost five months of his 30-month sentence. He had not made it into the state penal system and was in the Baldwin County Jail when his parole was granted.
Jackson was sentenced in 2010 to two years in prison for unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and first-degree theft in Escambia County. He served most of that sentence before being granted parole.
The board rejected parole consideration for another state inmate, 43-year-old Jason Michael Wilson.
Wilson, who was paroled in 2001 while serving a sentence for burglary and criminal mischief in Baldwin County, is now serving a 15-year term on a first-degree theft and third-degree burglary conviction in Escambia County.
According to Alabama Department of Corrections records, Wilson had accrued more than 3,000 days of “good time,” but 928 of those were revoked for an unspecified reason. His minimum release date without a pardon or parole is March 10, 2022.