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Tue February 8, 2011
Snyder signs executive order to reduce state parole board
Governor Rick Snyder has signed an executive order to reduce the size of the state parole board by a third.
It’s not clear how this shakeup will affect the policy set by Governor Jennifer Granholm to parole more inmates as a way to control corrections costs.
Governor Snyder is reducing the parole board from 15 to 10 members, and placing it under direct control of the Corrections director. He also eliminated the board that advices the governor on clemency decisions.
His administration say the move will streamline government and save the state about half-a-million dollars.
The parole board members will have to reapply for their jobs. But Snyder says the parole board was written into state law to be a 10-member board with the Department of Corrections, and so it will return to its original form.