The mission of the Board is to conduct informed and fair hearings on cases subject to the jurisdiction of the Board and take appropriate action to ensure public and victim safety and to reduce the likelihood of future criminal behavior of people by providing opportunities for rehabilitation.

The members of the North Dakota Parole Board are appointed by the Governor for a term of three years. During the Fifty-Sixth Legislative Assembly the Parole Board was expanded from three to six members, three members serve at each monthly Parole Board meeting. At the present time the board members are:

  • Mr. H. Patrick Weir, Chairman of Parole Board
  • Mr. Keith Witt
  • Ms. Rachel Bruner
  • Ms. Britta Joyce
  • Ms. Jennifer Thompson
  • Ms. Leslie Bakken-Oliver
Parole Board Meeting Dates




3 - 4


1/31 - 2/1


2/28 - 3/1


4 - 5


2 - 3


6,  (Special Board Meeting June 7th)


5 - 6 (Wed & Thurs)


1 -2 


5 - 6


3 - 4


10/31 -  11/1


5 - 6    (December 2022 Board Date : 6 - 7)

How to Correspond with the Parole Board

In order to provide full attention to information submitted by an individual sentenced to the DOCR, their families, friends, and others, we ask that you please send information to the Board by the following deadlines. Information received after the deadline may receive limited review by the Board. We encourage thoughtful, pertinent, and timely submissions for the Board to take into consideration when making a decision in a case. The information provide on this page is also included in this letter on how to correspond with Parole Board.

Parole Board Meeting Correspondence Deadlines:

2023                    January Board


Deadline: December 14, 2022

  February Board

Deadline: January 10, 2023

  March Board

Deadline: February 8, 2023

  April Board

Deadline: March 15, 2023

  May Board

Deadline: April 12, 2023

  June Board

Deadline: May 17, 2023

  July Board

Deadline: June 14, 2023

  August Board

Deadline: July 12, 2023

  September Board

Deadline: August 16, 2023

  October Board

Deadline: September 13, 2023

  November Board

Deadline: October 11, 2023

  December Board

Deadline: November 15, 2023


If you would like to provide information to the Board, please send your correspondence by mail, email, or fax:

  • Mail:

North Dakota Parole Board

P.O. Box 1898

Bismarck, ND 58502-1898

    Parole Board Policy

    The Parole Board shall provide a process to review individuals in custody eligible for parole as determined by the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation based on eligibility and applicable statutes. For more information, review the Parole Board Policy.