CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice made two appointments to the state Parole Board Tuesday.

Kim Blair

Justice named former Putnam County Magistrate Kim Blair and John Sines of Wood County to complete a pair of unexpired terms on the board.

Blair has served in a number of roles over the years including 10 years as a magistrate, seven years as a senior status magistrate and time as a corrections counselor and social worker.

John Sines

Sines was a 10-year member of the Wood County Planning Commission. He also served for six years as a commissioner on the the Lubeck Public Service District

The state Senate will be asked to confirm both appointments.

According to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, “the Parole Board performs a critical role in the state’s criminal justice system by deciding on the conditional release of eligible adult offenders. Hearing cases in panels of three, it contributes to public safety by facilitating the return of offenders to society as law-abiding citizens. It also makes clemency recommendations to the governor.”

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