MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV)- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey met with members of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, along with Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Monday.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Governor Ivey announced that she has designated Lyn Head as the Chairperson of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. Head will take over those responsibilities from Clifford Walker, who remains a member of the Board.

“Today, I have taken decisive action to address the alarming concerns surrounding the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles," said Ivey. "First, through Executive Order, I am directing a halt on all early parole hearings, so that the Board’s focus remains entirely on addressing the problems at hand."

Ivey's executive order immediately imposes a temporary moratorium on early parole hearings and requires the submission and implementation of a corrective action plan by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Theses changes are the result of an investigation which found multiple violent offenders up for parole after only having served a small amount of their lengthy sentences.