By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A state inmate who was sentenced in 1998 to serve a 25-year sentence after his conviction for a robbery he committed as an inmate, is apparently going to go the distance and serve the entire prison term.
Juandricus Jermaine Oden, 41, was denied parole by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles during a recent hearing, leaving Oden with about a year and four months of prison time to go. He will reportedly not be considered for parole again before his sentence expires on December 4, 2022.
According to Alabama Department of Corrections records, Oden first entered the state penal system after his 1998 conviction and 5-year sentence for second-degree theft in Talladega County. He was convicted that same year of first-degree robbery and second-degree escape while behind bars in Lee County, adding 25-year and 10-year extensions to his period of incarceration.
Then, in 2004, Oden was convicted in Escambia County of second-degree assault — a crime that took place while he was housed at Holman Correctional Facility — and he was sentenced to an additional 15 years. The theft, escape and assault sentences were to run concurrently, with the 25-year robbery sentence giving precedent.
Oden is currently housed at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility.