ATLANTA - Parole Board Member Jacqueline Bunn has been reappointed by Governor Nathan Deal to a full seven year term. This follows Ms. Bunn’s appointment last summer to fill the unexpired term of retiring member Albert Murray.
“I look forward to continuing our important work on the Parole Board, providing for public safety through careful, evidence-based parole decisions. I am grateful for Governor Deal’s confidence to be a member of this Board and fulfill our critical role in the state’s criminal justice system,” stated Bunn.
Bunn is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Georgia and New Jersey. She began her career as an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Section for the Georgia Department of Law. In 2006, Bunn served as deputy director in the legal services unit of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. She was appointed to serve as the executive director of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in 2013. Bunn is a member of the Henry Toll Fellowship Program and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia's Promoting Inclusion in the Profession committee. She is also a member of the Georgia Bar Journal editorial board. Bunn earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and a law degree from the University of Georgia.
Created by Constitutional amendment in 1943, the Georgia Parole Board is a national model for stable and professional leadership. Parole Board Members are full-time employees of the agency and determine who is released on parole supervision as well as deciding if clemency is warranted in death penalty cases. The Board consists of five voting members. The Georgia Constitution provides that the members are to be appointed by the Governor to serve seven-year staggered terms, subject to confirmation by the State Senate. Other responsibilities include the authority to grant pardons and reprieves.