Wyoming Board of Parole
In 2003, the Board of Parole became a separate operating agency. The Board conducts executive session inmate hearings for all Wyoming felony inmates, which entails two hearings per month during most months of the year. Additionally, the Board conducts quarterly public business meetings each year.
The Board acts as a decision-making authority regarding:
- Grants of parole releasing inmates to community supervision or to consecutive sentences or sentences in other states (detainer)
- Setting conditions of parole
- Revocations of parole based on violations of conditions
- Commutation recommendations to the Governor
- Removal and withholding of good time credits from inmates as a sanction for misbehavior or refusal to participate in rehabilitative programs
- Restoration of voting rights to qualifying felons.
Additionally, the Board provides notification and information to certified victims of parole hearings and other related matters, and provides the opportunity for victims to provide input that is factored into the parole decisions.
Informed decisions regarding the release of inmates are based on:
- Assessed risks and needs
- Participation in responsive programs while incarcerated
- Likelihood of successful adjustment to the community and other relevant factors
- Structuring release plans with conditions designed to ensure successful re-entry into the community with appropriate levels of supervision and services.