Despite governor's moratorium, Alabama inmates still getting paroled early

(IMAGE: WPMI) Despite governor's moratorium, inmates still getting paroled early

On November 28, 2017 a judge sentenced Treval Rayford to 15 years in prison. On December 5th, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles granted him parole.

"One year on a 15-year sentence," said Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich.

According to the indictment, Rayford used a gun in the robbery. He later pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of robbery 2nd, a class B felony. He was also given credit for the time he'd spent in jail awaiting trial, 10 months.

In October, Governor Kay Ivey issued a moratorium on early releases. That decision followed the heinous murders of two seniors and a 7-year-old boy in Guntersville this year. Jimmy Spencer is charged with capital murder. He'd been released early from prison in January. The moratorium is supposed to last until later this month.

NBC 15 News has reached out to the governor's office and the parole board for comment on this case.

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