Friday, June 24, 2011
The Tulsa World reports that the State's Pardon and Parole Board is going to consider whether or not to commute the sentences of drug offenders serving life terms without parole possible. According to the World, State law "does not prohibit commutation of life-without-parole sentences," so a "special process" would not have to be "created." Prosecutors complain that such commutations would "dilute that sentencing option and could result in more trials and fewer plea agreements." See complete story here.