One inmate with ties to Walker County cases was granted parole this week by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, while three others were denied parole.
Tonya Pollock, who has a violent crime conviction, was granted parole Wednesday. She is housed at Tutwiler Prison. She has served four years, seven months on a 10-year sentence for second-degree escape and manufacturing a controlled substance (in Franklin County), and third-degree burglary.
Among those denied parole on Wednesday were:
• Cody James Callahan, who has a violent crime conviction, is in the St. Clair Correctional Facility and has served two and a half years on a 10-year sentence for third-degree theft, third-degree burglar and third-degree escape. He has prior convictions for third-degree burglary, second-degree arson and second-degree theft of lost property.
• Ryan Paul Sproul, who does not have a violent crime conviction, is housed at Bullock Correctional Facility. He has served one year and 11 months on a 15-year term for second-degree escape (in Marion County) and second-degree theft of property. He has a prior conviction for first-degree receiving a stolen vehicle.
• Richard Britton Edwards, who does not have a violent crime conviction, is housed at Bullock Correctional Facility. He has served two years of a 10-year sentence for sale and delivery of drug paraphernalia and receiving and possession of a controlled substance (Class D).
Among those being considered for parole in the coming week with connections to Walker County cases are:
• Joe Clifton Washburn II, who will have a hearing on June 23 and does not have violent crime convictions, is housed in the North Alabama Community Based Facility. He has served 13 years on a 15-year sentence for manufacturing controlled substance. His past convictions include possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing a controlled substance.
• Jacob Larry Burnett, who will have a hearing on June 24 and does not have a violent crime conviction, is housed at Staton Correctional Center. He has served four years and 10 months on a 15-year sentence for first-degree theft of property, unlawful breaking and (in Cullman County) entering a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.
• Kandace Leanne Knight, who will have a hearing on June 25 and does have a violent crime conviction, is housed at the Birmingham Work Release. She has served a year and three months for a 60-month sentence for possessing and receiving a controlled substance (Class D), and two convictions of distribution of a controlled substance.