Montana law provides:

46-23-218: Authority of the board to adopt rules. The board may adopt any rules that it considers proper or necessary with respect to the eligibility of prisoners for parole, the conduct of parole hearings, video hearings, progress reviews, the conduct of revocation proceedings, clemency proceedings, and conditions to be imposed upon parolees.

The Board’s rules were last revised and published January 23, 2016. The revisions were in response to legislative action taken by the 2015 Legislature that required board hearings to be audio & video recorded as well as modifications to the Clemency system.

Rule Title Rule Title Rule Title
20.25.101 Organization of the Board 20.25.401 Hearing Procedure 20.25.702 Conditions of Supervision
20.25.102 Board member training 20.25.402 Administrative Review, Reappearance, and Early Review 20.25.704 CDFS
20.25.103 Dissemination of Information 20.25.501 Decision and Reconsideration 20.25.705 Final Discharge
20.25.201 Objectives 20.25.504 Investigation 20.25.801 On-Site Hearing and Revocation of Parole
20.25.202 Definitions 20.25.505 Criteria for Release Grant Decisions on Nonmedical Parole 20.25.901 Applications for Executive Clemency
20.25.305 Eligibility 20.25.506 Furlough 20.25.901A Executive Clemency Criteria
20.25.306 Parole Plan 20.25.601 Rescission Hearing 20.25.902 Investigations for Clemency and Order for Hearing
20.25.307 Medical Parole 20.25.701 Release 20.25.903 Hearing Procedure for Clemency
        20.25.904 Decision Concerning Clemency