Board Of Pardons And Parole
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.