The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold parole hearings this week for 25 violent offenders, including four sex offenders, six convicted of robbery and two convicted of trafficking drugs.
Among the parole hearings scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14, will be that of Bernard Jenkins. He was sentenced in 2013 to five years for first-degree robbery after he accomplices beat the victim with a baseball bat in Barbour County. He had been sentenced just a year earlier to five years for receiving stolen property. The Dothan Eagle reported Feb. 16, 2012, that Jenkins and two accomplices invaded a 79-year-old Eufaula man’s home and beat him with a baseball bat while robbing him.
The newspaper reported the beating caused “a severe laceration and bleeding to the man’s head. They stole the victim’s wallet and $540 in cash before fleeing the residence.” On Feb. 7, 2019 in Houston County, Jenkins was sent back to prison for five years after being convicted of being a violent criminal in possession of a pistol. Jenkins has served just 11 months of his latest five-year prison sentence.