Board Considering Releases to Address COVID-19 in Georgia Prisons

ATLANTA - In order to provide the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) additional flexibility to manage the inmate population in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles has begun reviewing specific cases for clemency release.

The April meeting of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles is canceled

The monthly meeting of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles is canceled.

Colvin Hinton denied parole; next consideration by the Parole Board scheduled for 2025

ATLANTA – The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied parole for Colvin Hinton, convicted in DeKalb County of the 1994 murder of Shannon Melendi.

The agenda for the March, 3, 2020, Parole Board meeting is published

The agenda for the March, 3, 2020, monthly meeting of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles is published.

Monthly Parole Board meeting is scheduled March 3, 2020

The monthly meeting of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles is March 3, 2020.

Parole Board Denies Clemency in Lance Case

ATLANTA - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency to Donnie Cleveland Lance. The decision by the five member board comes following a meeting today to consider clemency in the case.

The Parole Board's Order denying clemency in the Lance Case is published

The Parole Board's Order denying clemency in the Lance Case is available here.

The Parole Board has declassified the clemency petition filed on behalf of Donnie Cleveland Lance

The information filed on behalf of Lance requesting clemency is available here.

The Summary of the Donnie Cleveland Lance case is available

The summary of the Donnie Cleveland Lance case is available here.

Parole Board to Consider Clemency for Donnie Cleveland Lance

ATLANTA - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a clemency meeting for January 28, 2020, in the case of Donnie Cleveland Lance. The meeting is being conducted for the Parole Board Members to receive information for or against clemency for Lance. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m.