Oklahoma prosecutors want tougher clemency procedures for inmates
BY NOLAN CLAY NewsOK.com
Monday, January 21, 2013
1/21/13 at 7:22 AM
Oklahoma's district attorneys want new restrictions put into state law that would keep most violent inmates from getting released early from prison except in cases of a clear injustice.
They also want changes to the law to prevent nonviolent inmates from being considered for parole early.
“These proposals are good for public safety. They strengthen public safety,” Oklahoma District Attorney David Prater said.
Prosecutors are upset because the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board repeatedly has considered early releases for inmates, even killers, who were not yet eligible for parole.
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Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater. PAUL HELLSTERN / The Oklahoman