HELENA — The 2015 Legislature kicks into full gear this week, with a packed calendar of hearings and events. Issues topping the agenda include welfare, the state parole board, taxes and utilities.
HELENA — Proposals to tweak the state parole board and revise its authority over executive clemency arrive at the Legislature this week — and supporters hope they find bipartisan support.
HELENA — A legislative panel studying the state parole board voted Friday to draft at least two bills revising or limiting the board’s powers — and some members want to look at even further restrictions and changes.
HELENA — Montana’s parole board on Wednesday denied a clemency bid from Barry Beach, who said he will keep fighting to overturn his 100-year murder sentence for the 1979 beating death of a high school-classmate.
HELENA — Montana’s parole board is planning to announce its decision on whether to accept convicted murderer Barry Beach’s clemency application.
GREAT FALLS — Attorneys for a Montana prisoner serving a 100-year murder sentence are disputing a letter opposing his release by the former governor who prosecuted him.
State of Montana Board of Pardons and Parole members, from left, Pete Lawrenson, Mike McKee and John Rex discuss Barry Beach's clemency request on Tuesday in Deer Lodge.
HELENA — The number of criminal offenders in Montana’s correctional system has increased by about 2,000 people in the past year, pushing the system to its limits, state Corrections Director Mike Batista said Monday.
HELENA — State lawmakers studying the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole indicated Monday there’s strong division among them whether to overhaul the board’s powers on deciding and defining an inmate’s parole.
HELENA — Convicted murderer Barry Beach said Friday he was “absolutely amazed” and surprised by Gov. Steve Bullock’s letter this week to the state Parole Board, supporting Beach’s bid for parole.
Gov. Steve Bullock sent this letter to the Montana Parole Board regarding Barry Beach.
HELENA — The state Board of Pardons and Parole is scheduled to meet at the end of the month to consider Barry Beach's application for clemency in the 1979 killing of a Poplar teen.
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.
KALISPELL — A Kalispell man convicted of his killing his 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son 20 years ago will have a parole hearing in April.
HELENA — Montana’s parole system needs reform, critics said Thursday, because its unrealistic and sometimes onerous rules are keeping too many people needlessly behind bars.
HELENA — An attorney for a Montana State Prison inmate who is serving a 100-year sentence without the possibility of parole for a murder he says he didn’t commit is asking the state parole board to recommend he receive a parole hearing.
GLENROCK, Wyo. — A woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling $100,000 from the small Converse County town of Rolling Hills has been denied parole.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office notified the Department of Corrections in August that Arthur Penrod, the Wyoming inmate mistakenly released early, had received a new prison sentence, a sheriff’s official said Friday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Charges of attempted murder were dropped Friday against Wyoming Parole Board member and former Thermopolis Police Chief Jim Weisbeck.
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