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Pardons and Parole Board - Board Records - Parole Violator Ledgers

Identifier: 031-01-008

Scope and Contents

This series consists of bound 12" X 16" ledgers serving as a central index of parole violations brought to the attention of the Board. Although the format changed somewhat over the years, the information contained within each ledger generally includes name and State serial number of parolee, sentence, type of release or parole, date warrant issued, violation, date waiver sent, whether or not waiver signed, location of detention, date of hearing, members to interview, date reinstated, and date revoked. Volume 1, smaller then the others, shares space with Military Releases dated July 1943 - May 1955. Apparently, these were releases for servicemen who had committed crimes while in the military. The State Board of Pardons and Parole, composed of five members and independent from the Department of Corrections and the Department of Offender Rehabilitation (except for administrative purposes), has sole Constitutional authority to grant paroles, pardons and reprieves; commute sentences; remit sentences and remove disabilities imposed by law. The Board studies reports from its field investigators on an inmate's criminal and social history and also institutional reports on his prison performance before making its parole decision. A parolee must obey Board conditions or the Board may revoke parole. Board members are appointed by the Governor for seven-year terms subject to confirmation by the State Senate.


  • Created: 1943-1975


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Arrangement Note

The ledger listings are in rough chronological order by date of revocation. The volumes as a whole, however, are arranged in true chronological order by overall date span.

Related Materials

For similar records bearing directly and indirectly on pardons and paroles, please see Record Group 1, Executive Department and Record Group 78, Offender Rehabilitation. For records prior to the 1972 Reorganization of State Government, please see Record Group 21, Department of Corrections.

Pardons and Parole Board - Board Records - Parole Violator Ledgers
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