- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - A new member has joined the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.

The board said in a news release that Jacqueline Bunn was sworn in Wednesday by parole board Chairman Terry Barnard. Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Bunn to the board last month.

Bunn was appointed executive director of the state’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in 2013. She previously worked as an assistant attorney general focused on civil rights and as deputy director of the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s legal services unit.

Bunn replaces Albert R. Murray who recently retired after six years as a board member.

The board consists of five full-time members who make parole decisions. During 2014, the board made more than 76,000 clemency decisions regarding parole cases.

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