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Board of Parole records

Identifier: RG043

Scope and Content

This record group contains minutes of meetings, public information release logs, and "A Report to the Legislature of the State of Connecticut on Capital Punishment and the Administration of Homicide Laws".


  • Creation: 1933-1991

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Historical Note

The 1903 Indeterminate Sentencing Law allowed each of the state prisions to authorize their own paroles. In 1957, a three member Board of Parole was created to replace the State Prison Board of Directors as the paroling authority. On July 1, 1968, the Department of Correction was established with an autonomous, single State Board of Parole, to replace the former three separate boards of parole. On July 1, 2004, the State Board of Parole was replaced by Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles.

See also the Board of Parole Agency History.


9 cubic feet


The Board of Parole made release decisions based upon the likelihood that released prisoners would remain at liberty without violating the terms and conditions of their parole agreement and supervised those who are granted parole.


Series 1. Minutes, 1933-1991, 8 cubic feet

Series 2. Administrative Records, 1960, 1980-1989, 1 cubic foot

Related Material


RG 043, Board of Parole
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository