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Welcome to the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency

The Board's Mission

The mission of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency is to ensure public safety by considering and granting parole to inmates who are certified by the Department of Corrections and who appear not to pose a threat to society and recommending to the Governor only those executive clemency actions that are in the best interests of the citizens of Arizona.

The Board’s Purpose

The Board conducts monthly parole hearings for inmates who were convicted of offenses committed on or before January 1, 1994. Hearings may also be held to consider Work Furlough, Home Arrest, Absolute Discharge from Imprisonment or from Parole Supervision: Parole Rescission; and Parole Revocation requests. The Board also conducts hearings for clemency actions that include Pardon, Commutation of Sentence and Reprieve.


Agency Closures

The Board of Executive Clemency is closed on all state holidays. The next state holiday is January 19th,  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015.

Ellen Kirschbaum

Appointed to the Board in 2010 by Governor Brewer.Mrs. Kirschbaum was named Chairman of the Board in October 2014.

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