Parole board denies George Dobbs’ request

Published 1:34 pm Monday, March 25, 2024

By Lanell Downs Smith

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied the request of a man serving time for crimes committed in Crenshaw County.

George Leon Dobbs, 35, is housed in the Elba Work Release facility, serving out a 10-year sentence from Crenshaw County. The term was handed down January 3, 2023 on a first-degree criminal mischief conviction, along with a concurrent 46-month sentence for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. 

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Dobbs has served two years and four months of his sentence. The board considered his request, denying Dobbs parole with no reset date.

Although certain persons — officers of the court, victims, victims’ family members, the inmate’s family members or representatives of victim advocacy groups — can testify during parole hearings, no one spoke for or against Dobbs’ release, circumstances common for inmates convicted of nonviolent crimes. 

The board heard 26 parole requests, granting four and denying 22. Fifteen pardon hearings were also considered. Seven were granted and eight were denied.

Hearing minutes for March 12 may be accessed at To view inmate information, visit