Ok;ahoma Prisons

8:48 am
Sun October 14, 2012

Oklahoma Parole Ballot Issue Drawing Opposition

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester
Department of Corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Opposition is mounting against a proposed amendment to Oklahoma's Constitution that would grant more authority to the state Pardon and Parole Board.

The measure is State Question 762 and will be decided by voters in the November 6th general election. It would remove the governor from the parole process for nonviolent offenders. Oklahoma is the only state in the nation that requires the governor sign off on every inmate parole recommendation, even those for nonviolent offenders.

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