Blunt Names Parole Board Chairman

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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Governor Blunt is naming a new chairman for the state parole board. On Tuesday, Blunt appointed Steve Long as a member and leader of the state Probation and Parole Board. Long replaces William Seibert (SY-burt), who resigned. The board decides whether inmates should be released from prison and monitors those on probation or parole. It also recommends whether to spare someone from execution, though the final decision lies with the governor. Long has worked since 1975 for the state Department of Corrections in various jobs. Since October, he has led the Division of Offender Rehabilitative Services. Long is a Republican from St. Thomas. His term would run through late August 2012. Like most appointments, it is subject to Senate confirmation.

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