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Barry Beach's Clemency Hearing Set for Tuesday

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On Tuesday, the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole will meet with Barry Beach's representatives for a clemency hearing.

On the agenda, the board will determine whether they believe Beach has spent enough time in prison to be eligible for parole.

"If the Parole Board accepts my application for executive clemency and removes the no parole from my sentence, then I will immediately be parole eligible,” Beach said. “It would then go to the governor. The governor would have to sign off on it, and then it would come back to the parole board where I would be up for a standard parole hearing."

The board will take a recent letter from Governor Steve Bullock into consideration.

The letter from the governor states his support for beach's clemency, stating even if Beach is commuted that he would still be under state supervision.

"I applaud him for his open-mindedness and courage, and willing to step forward in this situation," Beach said.

Beach, who has served more than 30 years, will not be present at Tuesday’s hearing.

Instead, it will be his attorney, along with some of Beach's family members, who will be in attendance.

"I would like to be there for my mother's last years, however long that might be,” he said. “We've already lost the majority of my life together. This would give me an opportunity to be there for my mother."

Tuesday's hearing could be a major step in Barry Beach leaving prison.

He said that he just hopes for a chance.

"Maybe we can bring this whole situation to some kind of an end."

Tuesday's parole board meeting will take place at the Powell County Community Center at 8:30 a.m.

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