Bryant to Announce Parole Board Chair

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Gov. Phil Bryant is having a news conference Monday to announce his pick to lead the Mississippi Parole Board.

The 5-member board has discretion over which inmates are released from prison on parole.

The board also investigates applicants for gubernatorial pardons and makes recommendations.

However, Mississippi governors aren't bound by the board's recommendations.

The board recommended against pardons for some of the people who got reprieves from former Gov. Haley Barbour.

Shannon Warnock currently leads the board. Betty Lou Jones of Meridian is a member of the board.

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