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House endorses bill giving governor more power over clemency for convicts

House endorses bill giving governor more power over clemency for convicts

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.

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Bill giving governor more power over clemency for inmates advances easily

Bill giving governor more power over clemency for inmates advances easily

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.

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Bill to restrict parole board’s power over clemency gets wide support at hearing

Bill to restrict parole board’s power over clemency gets wide support at hearing

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.

January 20, 2015 1:10 pm Photos

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Departed parole board chair says he resigned to avoid reappointment controversy

Departed parole board chair says he resigned to avoid reappointment controversy

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.

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Beach supporters' proposed bill lets governor bypass parole board on clemency requests

Beach supporters' proposed bill lets governor bypass parole board on clemency requests

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.

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Group gathers to show support for Barry Beach

Group gathers to show support for Barry Beach

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.

August 23, 2014 3:08 pm Photos

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Parole board hears Beach's clemency request

Parole board hears Beach's clemency request

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.

April 29, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Bullock on his parole board appointees

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.”

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Lawmakers will draft proposals to rein in Parole Board

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.

February 14, 2014 5:25 pmLoading…

Prosecutor says Parole Board made right decision in Smith clemency case

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.

May 22, 2012 4:59 pmLoading…
Parole Board recommends against clemency for convicted killer Ronald Smith

Parole Board recommends against clemency for convicted killer Ronald 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.

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Parolee insists he didn’t commit rape

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.

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