By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Two area men — both part of the state prison system’s work release program — were denied parole during recent hearings before the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.
The first to be turned down, on January 19, was former Flomaton resident Buddie Lamar Jackson, who is currently housed at the Mobile Work Release facility.
Jackson was convicted in 2019 and sentenced to 20 years on a second-degree theft charge. He also was sentenced to 20 years for an “offense against a person,” a Class B felony, but that is to run concurrently with the other term.
He also did a 3-year prison stint in 2015 after a conviction on charges of “offense against a person,” second-degree theft, third-degree burglary and first-degree receiving stolen property.
Without a pardon or parole, Jackson — who had served just over 4 years on his hearing date — won’t be released from prison before December 21, 2035.
A bid by Devin Jamorris Nicholson, formerly of Brewton, for parole was rejected by the board during February 2 hearings.
Nicholson, who is currently housed at the Loxley Work Release facility, was sentenced in 2019 to serve 20 years after a second-degree robbery conviction. He had been behind prison bars 3 years, 10 months and 21 days on his hearing date.
His minimum release date without pardon or parole is March 17, 2036.