A four-time sex offender who repeatedly violated Alabama’s sex offender notification law was denied parole on Wednesday.
Alabama restarted parole hearings on November 5 after they were put on hold for two months while the Board of Pardons and Paroles brought victim notification into compliance with a new law passed earlier in 2019.
Ernie Lamont Ellis was convicted in 2012 of indecent exposure to a child in Calhoun County received a one year suspended sentence. He was subsequently convicted three times for violating the sex offender notification law (SORNA). He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on 2014 for violating the SORNA law in Calhoun County. According to court records, he was released on probation after 54 days. His probation was revoked in 2018 after a SORNA violation and he was ordered to serve the remainder of his 10-year sentence.
He also had convictions in 2012 and 2008 in Jefferson County for the same violations. The 2008 conviction resulted on a one year prison sentence of which he serves