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Work Groups for the Year 2001

 

Technology Work Group

The Technology Work Group was charged with obtaining services of a consulting firm which specializes in research, planning, statistical analysis and empirical research to develop a sentencing research database of convicted felony offenders and inmates.  The Sentencing Commission contracted with Applied Research Services, Inc. (ARS), an Atlanta-based consulting firm, to develop a sentencing research database that will be a baseline clearinghouse of knowledge and facts about the State's criminal justice system to guide formulation of policy by the Commission.

 

Technology Work Group

Mike Carroll, Chairman
Chief Information Officer Data Center
Administrative Office of Courts
Honorable G. Daniel Reeves
Circuit Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit
John Hamm
Public Information Officer, Alabama Department of Corrections
Dr. M. Keivan Deravi
Department of Economics Administrator, AUM School of Business
Honorable Tommy Boswell
Sheriff, Russell County
Honorable John David Whetstone
District Attorney, 28th Judicial Circuit
Honorable Steven P. Grimes
Judicial Circuit Clerk, Washington County
Honorable Charles C. Partin
Circuit Judge, 28th Judicial Circuit
Isaac Kervin
Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center
Jim Accardi
Assistant District Attorney, 23rd Judicial Circuit
Martin Miller
Network, Alabama Department of Corrections
William C. Segrest
Acting Assistant Executive Director of Administrative Operations
Board of Pardons & Paroles
 

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Juvenile Offenders Work Group

The Juvenile Work Group was charged with studying components of the Alabama Juvenile Justice System, such as commitments of nonviolent or status offenders to the department of youth services, the backlog of juveniles being held in local or regional detention facilities, the need to establish community-based programs, the need to ensure that mental health youths receive appropriate treatments, providing adequate resources, providing valid, reliable risk assessment instruments to assist judges, and the authority for blended sentencing.

 

Juvenile Offenders Work Group

Honorable John Davis, Chairman
Retired Circuit Judge, Unified Family Court Project
Administrative Office of Courts
Don Lee
Department of Economic & Community Affairs
Walter Wood
Executive Director, Department of Youth Services
Peggy D. Walker
Montgomery
Tom Monroe
Juvenile Probation Services, Administrative Office of Courts
Honorable Aubrey Ford
District Judge, Macon County
Honorable Kristi Valls
District Attorney, Limestone County
Emily Landers
Deputy Director of Constituent Services, Governor's Office
Dr. Eddie Johnson
Alabama Department of Education
David Akins
County Administrator, Etowah County Commission
Honorable Charles Fleming Jr.
District Judge, Geneva County
Robert (Bob) Bailey
Montgomery County Youth Facility
Barbara Brown
Crime Victims Compensation Commission
Honorable Sandra H. Storm
Circuit Judge, 10th Judicial Circuit
Charles M. Law
Esq., Montgomery, AL
Linda Campbell
Department of Human Resources
Jack Hunter
Director, Montgomery County Youth Facility
Honorable Ronnie May
Sheriff, Colbert County
John Houston
Alabama Department of Mental Health
Bob Martin
CPO, Mobile Juvenile Court, Strickland Youth Center
 
 
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Structured Sentencing Work Group

The mission of the Structured Sentencing Work Group was to review sentencing structure in Alabama and other states to report to the Sentencing Commission recommended changes in keeping with the mission of the Sentencing Commission and the goals set out by law.

 

Structured Sentencing Work Group

Rosa Davis, Chairman
Esquire, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
Honorable Charles Price
Presiding Circuit Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit
Honorable Samuel H. Monk II
Circuit Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit
Honorable Eleanor I. Brooks
District Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit
Becki R. Goggins
The Sentencing Institute
Miriam Shehane
Executive Director, Victims of Crime and Leniency
Brenda Roberts
Crime Victims Compensation Commission
Honorable Prince Preyer
Commissioner, Madison County Commission
Honorable Rodger Smitherman
Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee
Clyde E. Jones
Esquire, Glassroth & Van Heest, P.C., Attorneys at Law
Retired Circuit Judge Dan Reynolds
Hoover, AL
Stephen Glassroth
Esquire, Glassroth & Van Heest, P.C., Attorneys at Law
Honorable Diane Harris
Sheriff, Butler County
Honorable William M. Bowen, Jr.
White, Dunn and Booker, Attorneys at Law
Carolyn Flack
District Supervisor, Board of Pardons and Paroles
Betty Teague
Director, Central Records, Alabama Department of Corrections
 

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Mandatory Minimum and Enhanced Sentences Work Group

The purpose of the Mandatory Minimum and Enhanced Sentences Work Group was to assist the Sentencing Commission by examining Alabama's mandatory minimum and enhanced punishment statutes, data reflecting the impact of their adoption on the prison population and sentencing disparity, and the purposes for which they were adopted, in order to make recommendations to the Commission as to their retention, revision and/or elimination.

 

Mandatory Minimum & Enhanced Sentences Work Group

Honorable O. L. (Pete) Johnson, Chairman
District Judge, Jefferson
Rosa Davis
Esquire, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
Mike Haley
Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections
Lynda Flynt
Executive Director, Alabama Sentencing Commission
Honorable David Rains
Circuit Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit
Stan Batemon
Chairman, St. Clair County Commission
Honorable Tommy Nail
Circuit Judge, 10th Judicial Circuit
Tom Sorrells
Executive Director, Alabama District Attorneys Association
Richard K. Keith
Esquire, Keith & Hamm, P.C., Attorneys at Law
Honorable Russell Thomas
Sheriff, Pike County
Doris Dease
Crime Victims Compensation Commission

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Community-Based Punishment Work Group

The Community-Based Punishment Work Group was established to assist the Alabama Sentencing Commission by reviewing and evaluating existing community based punishment programs in Alabama and in other states; reviewing current statutes to ensure that alternative sanctions and programs are authorized statewide and exploring effective means to implement community correction programs statewide, addressing such issues as funding, training, risk-assessment tools and the ways in which to acquire community support.

 

Community-Based Punishment Work Group

Dr. Jim Merk, Chairman
J. F. Ingram Technical College
Honorable Samuel L. Jones
Mobile County Commissioner
Honorable Marcel Black
Chair, House Judiciary Committee
Joe A. Mahoney
Director, Mobile County Community Corrections
Kent Hunt
Assistant Commissioner for Substance Abuse, Department of Mental Health
Lou Harris
D. P. A., Faulkner University
Richard Lawrence
Esquire, Attorney at Law, Montgomery, AL
Honorable Tim W. Morgan
Madison County District Attorney
Ralph Hendrix
UAB Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime
Honorable Harold L. Crow
Presiding Judge, 1st Judicial Circuit
Honorable Jacob Walker III
Presiding Judge, 37th Judicial Circuit
Angelo V. Trimble
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Cynthia S. Dillard
Assistant Executive Director of Field Services, Board of Pardons & Paroles
Honorable O. H. Edward McFerrin
Presiding Circuit Judge, 2nd Judicial Circuit
Honorable Ron Jackson
District Judge, Shelby County
Chris Retan
Director, Aletheia House
John Rice
Court Referral Officer, Ft. Payne, AL
Bill Curtis
District Supervisor, Board of Pardons & Paroles
Roger Brown
Chief Deputy District Attorney, Jefferson County District Attorney's Office
Jim Cary
Director, Etowah County Commissioner Punishment and Corrections Authority, Inc.
Larry Haverland
Administrator, Montgomery County Jail
James Herbie Johnson
Sheriff, Autauga County
Mary Pons
Legal Counsel, Association of County Commissions
Beth Upshaw
Unified Family Court & Court Referral Officers Program, Administrative Office of Courts
Martha White
Board of Pardons & Paroles

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Truth-in-Sentencing & Post-Incarceration Supervision Work Group

The Truth-in-Sentencing & Post Incarceration Supervision Work Group was established to assist the Alabama Sentencing Commission by reviewing and evaluating existing sentencing structures to determine if truth-in-sentencing exist.

 

Truth-in-Sentencing & Post-Incarceration Supervision Work Group

Honorable P.B. McLauchlin, Chairman
Presiding Circuit Judge, 33rd Judicial Circuit
Edward A. "Ted" Hosp
Esquire, Legal Advisor to the Governor
Marty Ramsay
Crime Victims Compensation Commission
Emily Landers
Deputy Director of Constituent Services, Governor's Office
Michael D. Godwin
District Attorney, Escambia County
Courtney Tarver
Legal Counsel, Department of Mental Health
Don Parker
Executive Director, Board of Pardons and Paroles
Ken Tucker
Commissioner, Marengo County Commission
James Fry
Department of Economic & Community Affairs
Honorable John England
Circuit Judge, 6th Judicial Circuit
Honorable Henry Blizzard
Retired Circuit Judge
David B. Byrne Jr.
Esquire, Capell & Howard, P. C., Attorneys at Law
Honorable Randall L. Cole
Presiding Circuit Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit
Mark J. Christensen
Esquire, Andalusia, AL
Honorable Jay Jones
Sheriff, Lee County

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