Friday, April 8, 2016
Great Falls Tribune reports Governor Bullock has granted clemency in only one instance, "six months after a state law went into effect [to] grant clemency after it has been denied by the Board of Pardons and Parole (BOPP)." It is reported that 40 applications have come in since the law passed. The Tribune says that, on Oct. 7, BOPP Chairman Mark Staples "told colleagues to expect a fairly significant number of petitions from inmates seeking clemency." See full story here.