Dunklin denied parole request

Published 7:00 am Friday, December 1, 2023

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The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a parole request for Robert Earl Dunklin, 51, on Nov. 9. The board denied Dunklin’s petition after hearing testimony for and against his release and declined to assign a reset date for his next hearing.

Currently housed at the Easterling Correctional Center, Dunklin is serving a 15-year sentence for rape in the first degree. He was convicted on the charge and sentenced in Butler County in April 2013.

Dunklin has already served 12 years, 11 months, and 17 days for the conviction. Appearing on behalf of his parole were his sisters, Denise Robinson and Kimberly Dunklin. Speaking against his request on behalf of the victim were Victims of Crime and Leniency (VOCAL) representative Makayla Phifer and Attorney General’s Office Victim Services Officer Jackie Fowler.

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The board heard 21 parole requests, granting two and denying 19. In addition, the board conducted 10 pardon hearings, granting six and denying four requests.

Pardon and parole hearing minutes can be accessed at www.paroles.alabama.gov. To view inmate information, visit www.doc.alabama.gov/inmatesearch.