- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 33. Probation, Prisons, and Prisoners
- Chapter 20. Remission of Sentences; Executive Pardons and Clemency
- Section 80. Required Notices and Investigation by the Board of Parole.
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AS 33.20.080. Required Notices and Investigation by the Board of Parole.
- (a) The governor may not grant executive clemency to a person unless the governor has first provided notice of
consideration of executive clemency to the board of parole for investigation and at least 120 days have elapsed since the notice
required under (b) of this section has been provided. The board shall investigate each case and, not later than 120 days after receipt
of the notice of consideration, submit to the governor a report of the investigation, together with all other information the board has
regarding the person. When the report is submitted, the board shall also transmit to the governor the comments it has received under (b)
of this section.
- (b) The board shall send notice of the governor's consideration of executive clemency to the Department of Law,
the office of victims' rights, and the victim of a crime against a person, a crime involving domestic violence, or arson in the first
degree within five business days after receipt of notice of consideration from the governor. The victim may comment in writing to the
board on the consideration for executive clemency. The board shall provide notice of any action taken by the governor to the Department
of Law, the office of victims' rights, and the victim.
- (c) If the victim's address is unknown, the board shall make reasonable efforts to locate the victim to provide
the notice required under this section. The board shall ensure that the victim's address is kept confidential.
- (d) In this section,
- (1) "crime against a person" has the meaning given in AS 33.30.901
- (2) "crime involving domestic violence" has the meaning given in AS 18.66.990.
- (3) "victim" has the meaning given in AS 12.55.185
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