By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A Brewton man who has been behind state prison bars for more than 14 years, will remain a state inmate for at least five more years after the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles recently refused his bid for parole.
Board members turned down the application of Darrell Campbell, who was convicted in 2012 in Escambia County Circuit Court of second-degree assault and first-degree criminal mischief.
Campbell, who had served 14 years, 1 month and 9 days — including nearly four years in the county jail (1,265 days) — on the date of his hearing, was sentenced to 20 years on the assault conviction. He was also sentenced to serve 20 years on the mischief charge, but that term runs concurrently with the assault punishment.
Less than seven months after he made his most recent entry into the state correctional system, Campbell was convicted of promoting prison contraband and sentenced to an additional 15 years. That term, too, is to run concurrently with the assault charge.
Campbell was also convicted in 2000 of second-degree robbery and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He accumulated 12 years, 4 months and 25 days of “good time.” Even after 7 years, 11 months and 27 days of that total were revoked, Campbell had enough credit that he was released after actually serving only 5 years, 6 months and 23 days of the sentence.
Currently housed at Bullock Correctional Facility, he has a minimum release date of September 15, 2028, unless he earns a pardon or parole.