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A commutation is a process whereby clemency may be considered and granted to modify a sentence imposed by the sentencing jurisdiction.  Per IC §20-240, the Parole Commission has full and final authority to grant commutations on all offenses committed and sanctioned in the state of Idaho by an Idaho Court, except the following:

  • Murder;
  • Voluntary Manslaughter;
  • Rape;
  • Kidnapping;
  • Lewd Conduct with a Minor Child;
  • Manufacture of a Controlled Substance;
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

For the above listed offense, the Parole Commission will make a recommendation to the governor.  The governor has 30-days to make a final decision regarding the granting of the commutation.  Any recommendation not approved within that 30-day period is deemed denied by the governor.

To request a sentence commutation, a Petition for Commutation must be completed by the petitioner and submitted through their supervising parole officer or institutional case manager.  Detailed instructions and information regarding the Commutation process are provided on Page 1 of the Petition for Commutation.

It is at the complete discretion of the Commission to schedule commutation hearings.

For further information on the Commutation process or to request a sentence commutation visit the following links:

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