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Crime Victims Honored by Three State Criminal Justice Agencies

April 07, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee --- Trees are being planted in eight communities across Tennessee this week to recognize and honor victims of crime. The Tennessee Board of Parole, the Department of Correction and TRICOR are partnering to plan the events, which will also honor victim advocates during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

“Assisting crime victims in understanding and navigating the parole process is a vital part of our work,” said Board Chairman Richard Montgomery. “These events highlight the importance of victim impact in the criminal justice process.”

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Dates Set for Annual Tree Plantings Honoring Crime Victims

March 25, 2014

NASHVILLE --- Three Tennessee criminal justice agencies are partnering to plant trees in honor of crime victims during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 6 - 12.

This year, the Tennessee Board of Parole, the Department of Correction and TRICOR are sponsoring events in eight different communities across the state. They are Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Bristol and Clarksville.

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Gay Gregson of Jackson Appointed to Board of Parole

February 14, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee --- Gov. Haslam has appointed a Jackson resident to a term on the state Parole Board. Gay Gregson begins work with the agency on February 18.

Board Chairman Richard Montgomery said, “Mrs. Gregson is a dedicated community volunteer with a great compassion for people. That background, along with her career experience as an educator and business owner, will give her a broad perspective as she begins her work with the Board. I believe she will make a positive contribution here.”

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Weather Forces Parole Hearing Cancellations

February 12, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee --- Extreme winter weather conditions in east Tennessee are forcing the Board of Parole to cancel hearings at multiple institutions on Thursday, February 13.

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Tennessee Season to Remember Honors Victims of Homicide

December 6, 2013

Nashville, Tennessee --- Gov. Bill Haslam this evening hosted the 11th annual Tennessee Season to Remember ceremony at First Baptist Church in Nashville to honor victims of homicide. Gov. Haslam was joined by state and local public safety officials to the ceremony, at which families from across Tennessee placed ornaments on memorial wreaths in honor of their loved ones.

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Tennessee Season to RememberVictims of Homicide to Be Remembered During 11th Annual Tennessee Season to Remember Event

December 04, 2013

Nashville – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be joined by state and local public safety officials to host the 11th annual “Tennessee Season to Remember” on Thursday, December 6.

The ceremony to honor and remember victims of homicide will take place at First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville.

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Gary Faulcon Named to State Parole Board

October 28, 2013

Nashville, Tennessee --- Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a law enforcement veteran to Tennessee’s parole board. Gary M. Faulcon of Nashville spent 25 years with the Metro Nashville Police Department, most recently as commander of the Bomb Squad.

Haslam said, “Mr. Faulcon’s extensive background in criminal justice will be a tremendous asset to the state. I am grateful he is willing to share that experience as a member of the Board of Parole.”

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About BOP

The Board of Parole is an independent agency of the State of Tennessee. It is composed of seven members who are appointed by the Governor. Member terms last six years and may be renewed upon the Governor's recommendation. Board members live and work in all three of Tennessee's Grand Divisions.

By statute, the Board has the authority to parole eligible offenders who have served a certain percentage of their sentences. It also has the authority to revoke parole privileges if offenders do not comply with supervision rules and standards set forth for them upon their release. Additionally, the Board considers requests for executive clemency and makes recommendations on those requests to the Governor.