About Us


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.


To make parole and related decisions in a timely manner consistent with public safety, victim concerns, inmate rights, and wise use of state resources. We envision the  Board of Executive Clemency as a vital part of the Arizona Criminal Justice System because it:

  • Makes fair, consistent, and impartial parole decisions and clemency recommendations in a timely manner
  • Considers public protection, victim concerns, and offender circumstances
  • Makes wise use of state resources


The Board conducts 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.