Pardon & Parole Board To Hold Clemency Hearings In Death Row Cases
June 30, 2020
Some big decisions are coming up for the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. Board members said they will be holding clemency hearings for inmates scheduled to be executed.
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, made up mostly of new members appointed by Governor Stitt has had a busy year, hearing and approving a record number of commutations and parole requests.
But now that the state has announced they will resume executions the board said everyone who is given an execution date will be entitled to a clemency hearing in front of the pardon and parole board.
It will likely be the last hearing the inmate gets, and Board Chairman Robert Gilliland said they are taking it seriously.