Parole Board Information
  • Introduction Created by statute, the Michigan Parole Board is the sole paroling authority for felony offenders committed to the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Corrections.
  • Parole Board Members The Parole Board is comprised of 10 members.
  • Jurisdiction The Parole Board gains jurisdiction of a case when a prisoner has served the minimum sentence, less any good time or disciplinary credits the prisoner may have earned. In most cases, the minimum sentence is set by the judge and the maximum sentence is set by statute.
  • The Parole Consideration Process The 10-member Parole Board is divided into three-member panels. Each case is assigned to a panel and the decision whether or not to grant parole is made by majority vote of that panel. The exception to this procedure is lifer cases.
  • Parole from Past to Present Parole is defined as a period of supervision and testing in the community prior to release from parole board jurisdiction.
  • Executive Clemency Process Summary Executive Clemency Process Summary
  • Pardon After Probation, Parole or Discharge Application If you choose to apply for a pardon after probation, parole or discharge, you should complete this Application and submit one copy of it and all supporting documentation to the Parole Board.
  • Commutation and Pardon Applications and Instructions (CURRENT MICHIGAN PRISONERS ONLY) If you wish to apply for a pardon or commutation of sentence while a Michigan prisoner you should complete this Application and submit one copy of it and all supporting documentation to the Parole and Commutation Board.
  • Parole Approval Rates PDF iconChart that illustrates the parole approval rates by offense group from 1990 through 2008.