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The Commission of Pardons and Parole will contribute to public safety by utilizing sound, professional judgment, and evidence-based parole decision-making practices.


The Commission of Pardons and Parole is composed of 37 staff members and seven (7) part-time Commissioners. Parole in Idaho is not presumptive – the Commissioners retain full discretion in parole decision making. In addition to making decisions as to whether to grant, deny, or revoke parole, the Commission also decides whether to grant petitions for pardon, commutation, and restoration of firearm rights. Commission hearing sessions are held in Boise during a 2-3 week period each month and are open to the public.


As of November 2022 the Parole Commission will no longer be streaming parole hearings via Webex. Those wishing to attend hearings are welcome to attend at our office, located at 3056 Elder Street, Boise, Idaho.


The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole met as a board of pardons at 8:30 a.m., on Friday, January 19, 2024, to consider a request for commutation made by Thomas E. Creech. Mr. Creech was sentenced on January 25, 1982, for the felony crime of Murder in the First Degree, Case No. 10252, in the County of Ada.

The Commission has reached a decision regarding Thomas E. Creech’s petition for commutation. For a copy of the Commission’s decision click here.

Posted 1/29/2024


Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules – Zero-Based Regulation (ZBR) Negotiated Rulemaking

IDAPA 50.01.01 -Rules of the Commission of Pardons and Parole (Draft Version)



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