Board Of Pardons And Parole
HELENA — The Montana House on Wednesday endorsed a bill giving the governor power to overrule the Board of Pardons and Parole on clemency decisions for felons — a measure spurred in part by the case of convicted murderer Barry Beach.
HELENA — A bill giving the governor power to overrule the Board of Pardons and Parole on clemency decisions — spurred in part by the case of convicted murderer Barry Beach — easily advanced to the House floor Friday.
HELENA — Amber Foster told a legislative panel Tuesday when she tried to get her husband’s rape conviction pardoned, the state Board of Pardons and Parole all but ignored her — and she’s the “victim” of the crime.
HELENA — Mike McKee, who resigned last week as chairman of the state Board of Pardons and Parole, says he stepped down to avoid any controversy over his reappointment, as the 2015 Legislature considers proposed changes to board procedure.
HELENA — A legislative panel Wednesday endorsed bills to revise state Parole Board authority and procedures, including one to give the governor wider power to grant clemency to convicted felons.
Despite the rain, a group of about 30 Barry Beach supporters gathered Saturday on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to reaffirm their belief in the convicted murderer’s innocence.
DEER LODGE — Montana's parole board has the chance to correct a mistake made when Barry Beach was sentenced to 100 years in prison without parole in the 1979 beating death of a high school classmate, his attorneys said Tuesday.
HELENA — The state Parole Board, which has rejected previous attempts by convicted murderer Barry Beach to commute his 100-year sentence, will probably process his latest request in the next few months, board officials say.
HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed five members of the Board of Pardons and Parole, and says he looks for people who have “sound judgment, a sense of fairness and empathy and compassion for (crime) victims.”
HELENA – Members of a legislative law-and-justice panel Friday directed staff to draft bills to monitor and narrow the powers of the state Parole Board when it grants parole to prison inmates.
HELENA -- Flathead County Attorney Ed Corrigan, whose office prosecuted convicted killer and death-row inmate Ronald Smith nearly 30 years ago, said Tuesday the state parole board made the right decision in recommending no clemency for Smith.
HELENA — The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole on Monday unanimously recommended against clemency for death-row inmate and convicted killer Ronald Smith, saying his death penalty should stand.
DEER LODGE — A Missoula man who has continued to proclaim his innocence in a 2002 jailhouse rape case was granted parole from prison Friday — after he completes a six-month drug treatment program at the State Prison.