The Board consists of three members: the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Each of the members has an equal vote, and votes to grant clemency must be unanimous. The Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections serves as secretary to the board, but does not have a vote.
The board meets twice a year, in the spring and fall; its meetings are open to the public. All applicants are expected to appear before the board at the meeting so that the members can ask any questions they may have. The board is particularly interested in hearing about involvement in the community and any accomplishments that would warrant their attention, and appreciates having at least one other person appear with you at the hearing who can speak about your growth and accomplishments.
Governor Mark Dayton
Attorney General Lori Swanson
Chief Justice Lorie Gildea
Commissioner Tom Roy