BY NOLAN CLAY firstname.lastname@example.org | Published: Mon, Jan 14, 2013
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board on Monday adopted a new policy and procedures on nonviolent offenders. The changes were required because voters approved a constitutional amendment removing the governor from any role in the parole process in nonviolent cases.
BY NOLAN CLAY email@example.com | Updated: Tue, Nov 13, 2012
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board may make a major change to its policy in response to a district attorney's accusations it has for years illegally voted on whether inmates should be considered for early release.
BY RANDY ELLIS firstname.lastname@example.org | Published: Wed, Aug 22, 2012
Already under investigation for possible violations of the state Open Meeting Act, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board canceled a special board meeting Tuesday to avoid potentially violating the law again.
BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer email@example.com | Updated: Mon, Aug 13, 2012
A former Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board member who recommended more inmates for early release over the last three years release than any other board member says the process of getting an inmate's name on the list for early consideration isn't as mysterious as it may seem.
BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Updated: Fri, Aug 10, 2012
Former Oklahoma County Judge Leamon Freeman confirmed Thursday that he asked a Pardon and Parole Board member to recommend the early release of inmate Maelene Chambers but contends everything was done properly and above board.
The Oklahoman Editorial | Updated: Thu, Aug 9, 2012
Considering its mandate, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board should be the most transparent and professional body in state government. Allegations brought by Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater suggest that's not close to being the case, which if true should leave Oklahomans...
BY RANDY ELLIS email@example.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 9, 2012
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has been operating a secret parole docket and expediting the release of some inmates, including some ineligible for early release because they have not fulfilled mandatory sentencing guidelines, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater announced Wednesday.