Shackleford denied parole

Published 8:04 am Thursday, April 25, 2024

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The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole to a man sentenced for Lowndes County Convictions in a hearing on April 4.

Taurus James Shackleford, 36, is housed at the Elmore Correctional Facility, serving 16 years for a 2021 violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act (SORNA). His term includes two years for a December 2020 SORNA violation and a June 2022 conviction for possessing a controlled substance.

The board denied the request and set Shackleford’s next hearing date for April 2026.

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Shackleford’s current sentence is not his first incarceration. He also served two years for a September 2015 conviction for SORNA violations concurrently with a March 2017 conviction for possession of a controlled substance. He also served three years for a 2011 conviction for possession of a controlled substance, first-degree robbery and third-degree robbery.

The board considered 20 parole requests, granting six and denying 14. Eleven pardon hearings were held. The board granted eight, denied three and continued one pardon petition.

Community members can access parole hearing minutes at To view inmate information, visit