Charlie Graddick has testy exchange with lawmakers Budget meeting reveals prisoners’ overall lack of preparedness for parole - AL Bugle Graddick, in particular, faced sharp questioning from legislators over a drop in paroles granted since he became director of the Bureau in September, as well as press releases from the bureau that detail the crimes of those going before the board that grant paroles. "I don’t believe it’s the Pardons and Parole Board’s job to retry every single case,” said Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I think your job is to say, ‘What did you do, and are you going to be dangerous if you get out?’ Alabama prison crisis hovers over Corrections, Pardons and Paroles budget requests You see that Cam is a Republcian, right? He's focused on the number 17 released because it's over populated but there isn't anyone to release. He understands that overpopulation is not Graddick's problem. He understands that Graddick doesn't have anything to do with the number of paroles granted. It simply means that Cam is ticked off that there is no mass release because of numbers. Cam doesn't give a rats ass about public safety. At all. He wants to shift that responsibility where it doesn't go. Cam is full of shit.