Oklahoma County DA's ultimatum to parole board goes too far

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: February 1, 2013

The parole board also is in the process of redesigning its website to make it easier for the public to access and understand the monthly parole hearing dockets, and to provide information about how to attend to sign up or speak at meetings.

The state's district attorneys, riled over Prater's findings last year, want the Legislature this session to change the way inmates are allowed to request commutations. In response to that move, parole board Chairman Marc Dreyer asked lawmakers to give the board a year “to try to prove that we have turned the corner, the ship is upright.”

Prater clearly believes more time isn't the answer, that only an overhaul will do. We'll know by end of business Friday whether this fight will escalate further.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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