The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 143 more parole hearings over the past two weeks. Of those 143, 10 were Covington County offenders; nine were denied parole.
Kenneth Franklin Jackson, 43, was the first Covington County offender to go before the board. He is currently serving his time at Easterling Correctional Center. Jackson was admitted in 2017 for burglary, for a 15 year sentence. He has a criminal history of theft of property and burglary dating back to 1996. Jackson has served four years, two months and 21 days. He is considered a violent criminal.
Thomas Byron Thompson,50, is currently serving his time at Hamilton A & I. Thompson was admitted in 1998 to a 20 year sentence for multiple counts of theft, burglary, possession of drugs and attempting to escape. His criminal record dates back to 1999. Thompson has served 14 years, one month and 30 days of his term. Thompson is considered a violent criminal.
Robin Suzanne Whiddon, 41, is currently serving her time at Tutwiler Prison. Whiddon was admitted in 2016 for a 20 year sentence for possessing and manufacturing drugs, and other class C felony offenses. She has served seven years, 10 months and 15 days of her sentence. Whiddon has a record of manufacturing and possession of drugs dating back to 2002. She is not considered a violent criminal.
Johnny F Johnson, 53, is currently serving his time at Fountain Correctional Center. Johnson was admitted in 2015 for a 20 year sentence on possession and manufacturing of drugs, attempted assault and attempted escape. He has a criminal record of theft, drug possession and assault dating back to 2000. Johnson has served nine years, five months and eight days of his sentence. Johnson is considered a violent criminal.
Milton Levon Wright, 42, is currently serving his time at Staton Correctional Center. Wright was admitted in 2017 an 85 month sentence for possession of drugs and probation dunks. He has a criminal record dating back to 2009 of drug possession. Wright has served one year, seven months and 17 days. He is not considered a violent criminal.
Eddie Ray James Jr, 46, is currently serving his time at the Easterling Correctional Center. James has a record that goes back 1996. He was sentenced to a 30 year term in 2004. James has been charged since 1996 with a total of: one count of forgery; six counts of possessing a forged instrument; two counts of possession of drugs; and two counts of distributing drugs; and one count of theft of property; and in 2016 a parolee dunk. He has served 15 years, six months and 29 days of his term. He has a long criminal history but is not considered a violent offender.
John Richard Paul, 61, is currently serving his sentence at Bullock Correctional Facility. Paul was sentenced to a 20 year term in 2003 for four counts of possession of drugs and two counts of manufacturing drugs. He has served 17 years, six months and one days of his sentence. Paul is not considered a violent offender.
Malek Robinson, 45, is currently serving his time at Elmore Correctional Facility. Robinson was sentenced to a 25 year sentence in 1999 for two counts of theft of property, one count of robbery and one count of burglary. He has served 21 years, nine months and four days. Robinson is considered a violent offender.
Timothy Earl Townsend, 50, is currently serving his time at Ventress Correctional Center. Townsend was sentenced in 2012 for 20 years on manufacturing charges. He has served eight years, two months and eight day of his sentence. Townsend is not considered a violent offender.