Several inmates denied parole this week

Posted

A number of inmates connected to crimes in Walker County were denied parole this week in hearings before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Among those denied parole on Tuesday were: 

• Steven Blake Lamb, who does not have a conviction for a violent crime, has a hearing set for June 9. He has had crimes in Walker and Jefferson counties. Lamb is in Bibb County Correction Facility. He has served two years and 11 months on a 15-year sentence for distribution of a controlled substance and second-degree escape. He has been convicted in the past for manufacture of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

• Willie Nash, who does have a conviction for a violent crime, has a hearing set for June 9. Nash is housed at Limestone Correctional Facility. He has served 22 years of a 999-year sentence, handed down in 1998, for first-degree rape. He was also sentenced to 10 years for first-degree sexual rape in 2001. 

Among those denied parole on Wednesday were: 

• Jonathon Austin Wright, who does not have a conviction for a violent crime, has a hearing set for June 10. He is housed at Limestone Correctional Center. He has served more than a year on a 60-month sentence, started in May 2019, for possession and receiving of a controlled substance and second-degree promotion of prison contraband. He has also had convictions in the past for first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of justice (false identity) an second-degree theft of property. 

Among those denied parole on Thursday were:

• Ruby Ann Hawkins, who does have a conviction for a violent crime, has a hearing set for June 11. She has had convictions in Winston and Jefferson counties as well. She is housed at the Montgomery Womens Facility. She has served two years and eight months of a 10-year sentence in 2017 for second-degree possession of a forged instrument and possession and receiving a controlled substance in Walker County, as well as leaving the scene of an accident with an injury in Winston County. She also has been convicted in the past for second-degree theft of property and, in 1999, second-degree assault. 

• Tony Jay Nash, who does not have a conviction for a violent crime, has a hearing set for June 11. He is housed at the Bibb County Correctional Facility. He has served two years for a 15-year sentence, handed down in 2018, for second-degree receiving stolen property, two convictions of possessing and receiving a controlled substance, and three convictions of distribution of a controlled substance. He has had other possession and distribution of controlled substance convictions earlier. 

As for hearings set for June 16-18, the following with Walker County cases will be heard in parole hearings on June 17: 

•  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. 

• Tonya Pollock, who has a violent crime conviction, 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. 

• 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 Class D possession of a controlled substance.