Board of Pardons

Name Board of Pardons
Contact Person Ms. Linda Landry - Principal Assistant
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone Number 225-342-9692
Fax Number 225-342-1144
Board Email lindalandry-pb@corrections.state.la.us
Website www.doc.la.gov
Legal Authority R.S. 15:572.1 and R.S. 15:574.2
Year Created 1975
Organizational Placement Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Purpose/Function The five members of the Board of Pardons are appointed by the Governor. The board of pardons meets on regularly scheduled, publicly announced dates to consider applications for pardon, sentence commutation, and restoration of rights and privileges of citizenship. All of the board’s recommendations for clemency are forwarded to the Governor for final action. The Committee on Parole meets on regularly scheduled publicly announced dates to conduct parole hearings and determine if and when an offender may be released from incarceration to safely return to the community under supervision by the Division of Probation and Parole.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 7
Number Currently Serving: 7
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 150
Estimated number in current year: 150
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $317000
  Current year budgeted: $317000
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $47515
  Current year budgeted: $62607
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 9
Unclassified: 1
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Other (explain)  Office space and equipment  State Agency: Department of Public Safety & Corrections
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name: Corrections Administration
  Budget Schedule Number: 08-400
Notes In 2012, Act 714 of the Louisiana Legislature merged the functions and duties of the Board of Pardons and the Board of Parole. All five members of the Board of Pardons also serve on the Committee on Parole. There are 2 at-large members that serve on the Committee on Parole, but do not serve on the Board of Pardons. Funds for board operations are budgeted through the Department of Public Safety & Corrections, Corrections Services general operating budget, Program D.
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