Idaho has life without parole. The State Commission of Pardons and Paroles has the authority to
grant clemency. Also the Governor may grant respites and reprieves not
extending past the next session of the Commission.
Idaho has had only one execution since the death penalty was reinstated
and that was of an inmate who waived his appeals. In 2003 a bill was
signed shifting the responsibility of sentencing from the judge to the
jury, in compliance with the United States' Supreme Court decision in Ring v. Arizona