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Indiana Parole Board

The Indiana Parole Board consists of five (5) members: the Chairman, Vice Chairman and three (3) members who are appointed by the Governor to serve four (4) year terms.

The Board has jurisdiction over all offenders who committed their crimes before October 1977 (referred to as “old code” offenders), and exercises discretionary parole release authority over them. The Board also has jurisdiction over all offenders who committed their crimes after October 1977 (referred to as “new code” offenders) whose release on parole is mandatory. When parole is violated, the Board makes discretionary decisions regarding the reinstatement of parole of all “new code” offenders whose parole has been revoked.

In addition, the Indiana Parole Board acts as a Clemency Commission for all capital cases and makes recommendations to the Governor concerning clemency or commutation requests.

The Indiana Parole Board is available to assist victims who have safety concerns regarding an offender’s parole release. If you have safety concerns, you may contact the Indiana Parole Board at 317-232-5784.

Indiana Parole Board

Gwendolyn M. Horth
Appointed 2015

Natalie K. Carpenter
Appointed 2024

James W. Shaffer
Appointed 2017

Tracy J. Berry
Appointed 2022

Mia E. Kelsaw
Appointed 2021

  • Parole Districts

    Division of Parole Services

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  • Parole Hearings

    Information on Parole Hearings

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