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In Alabama and elsewhere, canceled hearings and new procedures are complicating the parole process for people hoping to be freed.
‘It was almost like they were going to do whatever they could to demean him and take away his dignity,’ Woods’s spiritual adviser said.
‘I think everyone involved— the governor, the attorney general, the DOC commissioner—everyone knew it,’ his lawyer said.
Nathaniel Woods, who was convicted in connection with the deaths of three Birmingham police officers in 2004, is ‘100 percent innocent,’ the man who shot the officers told The Appeal.
The parole board failed to comply with a new law about notifying victims, the board’s director said.