By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A state inmate whose four-decades-plus string of crimes include two committed while in a state corrections facility outside Atmore, was denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons & Paroles.
Paul Webster, 50, who is doing time after convictions in four Alabama counties (three of them for offenses committed while he was incarcerated), will remain behind state bars for at least five more years after the bureau’s latest denial of early release.
The Alabama Department of Corrections website indicates that Webster, currently housed at St. Clair Correctional Facility, entered the state prison system in April 1979 and has committed numerous crimes against other prisoners during the more than 40 years he has been in custody.
Webster was convicted in 1979 in Montgomery County on two counts of kidnapping (general). He was sentenced to serve two years behind bars, with a second 2-year term to run concurrently.
In 1980, he was convicted in Lee County of first-degree escape and was sentenced to life, with parole consideration. He was sentenced at the same time to 5 years for grand larceny and 25 years for second-degree theft, to be served consecutively.
While at Fountain Correctional Facility in 1982, Webster was convicted in Escambia County Circuit Court of two counts of promoting prison contraband and sentenced to two years, with a 13-year sentence to be served concurrently.
Finally, while still in prison, he was convicted in Etowah County on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and ordered to serve 5 years on each charge.
Webster will be eligible for further parole consideration on March 1, 2026.