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Board of Parole

Protecting the Public by Conducting Informed Hearings

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Notice to Victims Regarding Victim Input at Delaware Board of Parole Hearings

The Board of Parole welcomes views and information from victims and victims’ families. All contact from victims and victim’s families will remain confidential. The following channels are available for victim input: 1. Victims or victims’ families may contact the Board of Parole by letter or telephone prior to the date of hearing.   2. Victims […]

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Factors Considered by the Delaware Board of Parole

The Board, in reviewing cases for parole, considers whether a reasonable probability exists that the person can be released without detriment to the community or him/herself. The Board also assesses whether parole supervision would be in the best interest of society and an aid to the rehabilitation of the offender as a law-abiding citizen. Factors […]

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Board Members

DAVID HENDERSON (Chairman) was appointed by Governor Jack Markell on May 9, 2012. He served in the United States Air Force from 1971-1975. He was a Delaware State Trooper for 22 years. He retired in 1999 as a decorated Sergeant from Delaware State Police Headquarters. Mr. Henderson has an associate‚Äôs degree in Criminal Justice from […]

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1. AUTHORITY AND POWERS : Pursuant to 11 Del. C. §4343, the Delaware Board of Parole (the Board) is the paroling authority for the State, with responsibilities for deciding parole release, parole revocation and parole supervision level and recommending commutation of sentence to the Board of Pardons. Furthermore, all offenders released upon merit or good […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

  Q: What Is The History Of The Delaware Board Of Parole? A: The history of the Delaware Board of Parole is as follows: Since 1923, the Delaware Board of Parole has had the full authority to grant parole to adult offenders committed to the state prison system. The earliest written documents of the Board, […]

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Contact Information

Board Members David Henderson, Chairperson Appointed May 9, 2012 William C. Pfeifer, Ed.D. (Kent County) Appointed October 15, 1970 Reappointed May 10, 2006 James F. Jestice (Sussex County) Appointed July 5, 1994 Reappointed July 1, 2003 Joyce M. Bembry (New Castle County) Appointed January 25, 2012 LeeAnn Bullock (City of Wilmington) Appointed June 20, 2012 […]

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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to protect the public by conducting informed hearings in order to make careful and equitable parole decisions and credible recommendations to the Courts and the Board of Pardons.   Our Goals are to use appropriate Department of Correction and community resources to facilitate the offenders successful transition from confinement to community and […]

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About the Delaware Board of Parole

The Delaware Board of Parole has absolute authority to grant parole to eligible adult prison offenders whose crimes were committed prior to June 30, 1990. According to statute, a parole may be granted only when, in the opinion of the Board, parole supervision would be in the best interest of society and an aid to […]

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