Thursday, January 24, 2008

Oklahoma to Limit Pardon Power?

The Oklahoma Sentencing Commission has adopted a recommendation calling for limitating the role of the governor in both the pardon and parole process. Commission Chairman Gus Blackwell says the State Legislature should decide all of the "specifics" but the 17 member Commission (composed of representatives from the legislature, criminal justice system and the public) wanted to express its general view on the matter. See story here.

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