Parole, Board of

Review and interview inmates for parole or work release, and grant parole or work release. Gather and review information regarding new parole and work release programs being instituted or considered nationwide, and determine which programs may be useful to Iowa. Review the current parole and work release programs and procedures used in Iowa on an annual basis. Conduct such studies of the parole and work release system as the governor and general assembly shall request. Provide to public and private entities, technical assistance and counseling related to the board's purposes. Review and make recommendations to the governor regarding all applications for reprieve, pardon, commutation of sentence, remission of a fine or forfeiture, and restoration of citizenship rights. Maintain a risk assessment program which shall provide risk analysis for the board.

Board Administrator

Name Contact Phone Email
Jason Carlstrom 515-725-5757

Board Profile

Board or Commission Name Department or Agency
Board of Parole Parole, Iowa Board of
Location of Board Meetings Normal Meeting Schedule Normal Meeting Time
Jessie Parker Building
510 East Twelfth St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Full time
Total Board Members Governor Appointed Vacant Appointments Term Length
5 5 2 4 Years
Organizational Authority  

Board Members

Apply To This Board

Member Name City County Position Term Begin Term End↓ Gender Party Status
Jason Carlstrom WEST DES MOINES POLK Attorney- Chair 09/03/2012 04/30/2014 Male Rep A
John Hodges Bondurant POLK Vice-Chair 02/03/2014 04/30/2014 Male Rep A
Susan Lerdal Urbandale POLK Layperson-Member 02/03/2014 04/30/2016 Female None A
Charles Larson, Sr. Des Moines POLK Member 10/09/2013 04/30/2017 Male Rep A
Sheila Wilson WEST DES MOINES POLK Member 05/01/2013 04/30/2017 Female Dem A

A = Active
V = Vacant