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. On March 18th, Governor Little issued a proclamation stating that for the duration of the emergency declaration related to COVID-19, the portion of the Open Meetings Act that requires public agencies to have a physical location for public meetings is suspended. All other requirements remain in place, including providing the public with the ability to attend public meetings by telecommunication devices.
The public’s ability to safely attend hearings during the COVID outbreak is of utmost importance to the Commission. With that in mind, the Commission is implementing the following processes-
Beginning Monday, April 6th:
- Commission hearings will be streamed exclusively via WebEx. 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 on the Parole Commission’s Home Page and will be updated throughout the session.
- Opportunities for testimony via WebEx will remain the same:
- To testify, you must give at least 48 hours notice to the Commission by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- A Commission staff member will keep a list of those who asked to testify at least 48 hours 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.
- 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.
The 2020 Commission Hearing schedules will be posted on the following days, by the end of business. Click on the month and year link to review a copy of that month’s hearing schedule:
January 2020 – 12/27/19
February 2020 – 01/27/20
March 2020 – 03/02/20
April 2020 – 03/30/20
May 2020 – 05/04/20
June 2020 – 06/01/20
July 2020 – 06/26/20
August 2020 – 08/03/20
September 2020 – 08/31/20
October 2020 – 09/28/20
November 2020 – 10/26/20
December 2020 – 11/30/20