Georgia parole board chair reelected by fellow board members

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s parole board on Tuesday reelected its chairman for a seventh term. Terry Barnard is set to begin serving his next one-year term as chairman on July 1, according to a news release from the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Board member Jacqueline Bunn was elected to serve as vice chairman. The governor appoints parole board members, who are then confirmed by the Senate for seven-year terms. They are full-time state employees responsible for determining whether prisoners can be released on parole.

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