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Meg Heap, the former Chatham County District Attorney, was appointed to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles by Governor Brian Kemp, effective January 19, 2021. The swearing in ceremony took place February 2, 2021.
Monthly meetings of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles include operational updates by agency leadership.
The August 2020 monthly meeting of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles was conducted August 25th.
The June monthly meeting of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles was conducted June 23, 2020. At the meeting the Board re-elected Chairman Terry Barnard for a sixth term as Chairman and re-elected Vice Chairman Brian Owens.
The Parole Board schedules monthly meetings. March 3, 2020, the Board conducted a meeting.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles participated in the Georgia Anti-Gang Network meeting in Atlanta, last December.
Parole Board Member David Herring addressed the Gainesville Rotary Club in early January.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles congratulated the officers recognized in December of 2019 by Governor Brian Kemp and state government at the 2019 Governor's Public Safety Awards.
Exec. Director of Parole Chris Barnett spoke to members of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in January.
Parole Board employees participated in training sessions at the annual summer training conference for GPACS (Georgia Professional Association of Community Supervision). Three Parole Board Members were panelists in a workshop.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles engages communities and stakeholders regarding the agency's mission.
The October meeting of the Parole Board included a special presentation regarding offender housing and a parole success story as told by a former offender. The Board surprised the presenter with a pardon following her comments.