Montana Board of Pardons and Parole

2015 Legislature
4:10 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

House Votes To Give Governor Power To Grant Clemency

Rep. Margaret (Margie) Macdonald (D) HD51
Credit Montana Legislature

The Montana House Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to give the governor the power to grant clemency, even if the board of Pardons and Parole disagrees.

Billings Democrat Margie Macdonald says it’s not fair that the Board can block a clemency request from going to the governor.

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2015 Legislature
4:40 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Montana House Approves Changes To State Parole Board

Ellie Boldman Hill (D) HD90
Credit Courtesy Montana Legislature

The Montana House gave preliminary approval to two bills to revise the state Board of Probation and Parole.

These bills are among a handful of bills aimed at making the Parole board more accountable and transparent.

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Barry Beach
2:29 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Barry Beach: sickened and saddened by denial of clemency application

Credit Casey Page/Billings Gazette

Montana's parole board this week rejected a clemency application from Barry Beach.
    That means he'll continue to serve a 100-year sentence for the 1979 killing of high school classmate, Kim Nees, on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

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