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Inmate fighting for release sees parole terminated

Posted May 27, 2010 5:46 p.m. EDT
Updated May 27, 2010 6:52 p.m. EDT

— An inmate fighting to be released from prison saw his parole terminated on Thursday.

Alford Jones is part of a lawsuit that argues a number of inmates sentenced to life in the 1970s should get credits for good behavior, and as such, have completed their sentences.

Even without the lawsuit, Jones was scheduled to be paroled June 27.

The state terminated that parole on Thursday saying Jones has not complied with the rules.

Jones is currently at New Hanover Correctional Center in Wilmington. He was convicted in the January 1975 shooting of William B. Turner Sr. He has been eligible for parole since 1986.

The commission said Jones failed to participate in an assigned treatment program; made inappropriate comments to a prison employee; and on two occasions failed to maintain his work release job, which was a condition of his parole program.

Jones' next review for parole consideration is scheduled for May 2013.