Due to circumstances beyond the Commission’s control, all hearing dates and times are subject to change. Changes to the schedule will be updated on this page.
COVID-19 HEARING PROCESSES
The Commission of Pardons and Parole has been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and modifying hearing processes accordingly. The public’s ability to safely attend hearings during the COVID outbreak is of utmost importance to the Commission. The Commission is continuing to hold hearings via WebEx. Victims may testify virtually, and supporters may also testify if they have provided notice to the Commission five days prior to the hearing. For more information on attending hearings, WebEx, daily hearings order, please see the information below. The public is strongly encouraged to use WebEx to attend the hearings, and Commissioners and inmates will also be appearing virtually. To meet the requirement in the Open Meetings Act for a physical location, the Executive Director will be present at the Idaho State Police District 3 Office at 700 S. Stratford Drive, Meridian, Idaho. We request those attending hearings in person, contact our office at least 24 hours in advance. Those attending in person at the Idaho State Police office must dress accordingly and have an ID available. You can access WebEx with these options:
- To use a computer or electronic device with internet service, click the following link:
- To use a cell phone, download the WebEx Meet app in your app store and follow the prompts.
- The hearing session meeting number and password for the day’s hearings are available below and will be updated throughout the session.
- Opportunities for testimony via WebEx will remain the same:
- To testify, you must give at least 5 days notice to the Commission by emailing email@example.com or calling 208-334-2520.
- One Victim or Victim Representative will be allowed to testify at the end of the hearing
- One Attorney will be allowed to testify at the end of the hearing
- One Inmate Family Member or Supporter, who has already given advance notice to the Commission, will be allowed to testify at the beginning of the hearing. Please use the name you provided to us when you log into WebEx so we are able to identify you.
- A Commission staff member will keep a list of those who asked to testify at least 5 days in advance.
- The Commission will call on those people when it is their turn to testify, you will be muted by Commission staff until it is your designated time to testify to minimize background noise.
- Please maintain appropriate dress and conduct while on video. If your behavior is disruptive or inappropriate you may be removed from the meeting by Commission staff.
- The public will be placed on hold while the Commission deliberates during executive session. The WebEx session will resume when executive session is over. If you receive a “Please contact the host” message, you will need to attempt to log in again as the Commission is in Executive session and the public is not permitted. Once the Executive session has ended, you will be able to enter the meeting room.
- To avoid the public waiting for their hearing on WebEx for a lengthy period of time, the hearing order is posted below. When hearings are completed the inmate’s name will be struck through by Commission staff.
WebEx Hearing information:
Meeting number (access code):
Parole hearings are in Executive session. The meeting will be publicly called to order and the Commission will then call itself into executive session. All cases will be deliberated on in Executive session, which is closed to the public and inmates. Once Executive session concludes, the Commission will come out of Executive session and publicly close the meeting. If you receive a “Please contact the host” message, the Commission is in Executive session and the public is not permitted. Once the Executive session has ended, you will be able to enter the meeting room.