By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
One Atmore man was released nearly 13 years earlier than his sentence called for when he was granted parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles, while another Atmore man and a Dothan man who was convicted here were both denied parole.
Shaundale Wilfred Finley was paroled after serving more than 6-1/2 years of a 20-year sentence he received after his 2022 conviction on two counts of third-degree burglary and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Finley, who was housed at Loxley Work Release Center, was also convicted in 2002 of three counts of receiving stolen property and was sentenced to serve 10 years. He was paroled after serving slightly more than three years and accumulating more than 6-1/2 years of “good time.”
Another former Atmore resident, Michael David Jackson, was denied parole.
Jackson, housed at Elba Work Release Center, was convicted in 2022 of first-degree assault.
He had served a year and six days of a 128-month (10 years, 8 months) sentence on his hearing date and had accumulated 485 days of “good time.” His minimum release date without pardon or parole is February 12, 2026.
A Dothan man, convicted here in 2022 of “Other Class C felony,” was also rejected by the pardons and parole board.
Vincent Jamar McMiller, currently doing time at Easterling Correctional Facility, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and had served less than three years of that time on his hearing date. He was also given credit for 860 net days (more than two years) of “good time.”
McMiller was also convicted here in 2012 of possession of a controlled substance and served 15 months of a two-year sentence before being paroled.