STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
STATE BOARD OF CORRECTION
20-240. Respites and reprieves. (1) The governor shall have power to grant respites or reprieves in all cases of convictions for offenses against the state, except treason or imprisonment on impeachment, but such respites or reprieves shall not extend beyond the next session of the commission; and such commission shall at such session continue or determine such respite or reprieve, or may commute or pardon the offense as herein provided.
(2) In cases of conviction of treason, the governor shall have the power to suspend the execution of the sentence until the case shall be reported to the legislature at its next regular session, when the legislature shall either pardon or commute the sentence, direct its execution or grant a further reprieve.
[20-240, added 1947, ch. 53, sec. 40, p. 59; 1969, ch. 419, sec. 8, p. 1160; am. 1988, ch. 323, sec. 1, p. 982; am. 2020, ch. 62, sec. 1, p. 145.]