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NCJ Number: 78785 Find in a Library
Title: Arizona - Board of Pardons and Paroles - Annual Report, July 1, 1978-June 30, 1979
Corporate Author: Arizona Board of Pardons and Paroles
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Arizona Board of Pardons and Paroles
Phoenix, AZ 85007
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report reviews the history, responsibilities, and actions of the Arizona Board of Pardons and Paroles from July 1978 through June 1979.
Abstract: With implementation of the new criminal code on October 1978, the board expanded to five members. The board developed a case analyst project in which analysts would assume responsibility for the preparation of reports on cases scheduled for parole; they now also work in the area of pardons, reprieves, commutation, and revocation. Board responsibilities are reviewed in the areas of hearings, executive clemency, parole revocations, and absolute discharge. Guidelines for board decisions and notification of parole decisions are also given. Statistics are provided on board actions during the year. Other board activities, including the sponsoring of a criminal justice workshop, are noted. Projected plans of the board are mentioned, such as the intention to research the feasibility of becoming accredited by the American Correctional Association. Overall, 1,229 inmates were certified eligible for parole in 1978-79, a decrease from 1,481 recorded the previous year; 391 hearings on commutation were held; and 1 pardon was recommended to the Governor, a decrease from 9 requests made the previous year. Data tables and a list of parole board members are included.
Index Term(s): Arizona; Executive clemency; Pardon; Pardons board; Parole board; Parole statistics; Probation or parole decisionmaking
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