Kris Steele Tapped for Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board

Gov. Mary Fallin appointed former Republican speaker of the Oklahoma House, Kris Steele, to serve on the state’s Pardon and Parole Board.

California Inmates Can Reduce Sentence with Certifications

California regulators have given initial approval for new guidelines allowing inmates to reduce their sentences for completing a high school diploma, college degree, work skills certification, or self-help programs.

Spartanburg, South Carolina Holding Job Fair For Those With Criminal Record

The City Of Spartanburg is holding a job fair for those with criminal records. On April 28, 2017, more than 30 employers in construction, manufacturing, food service and others will be on hand to take applications and resume. Wear appropriate attire.

Louisiana Reviews Sentencing Juveniles to Life Without Parole

Senate Bill 16 would allow juveniles convicted of second-degree murder eligible for parole after serving 30 years, have no disciplinary issues, complete a GED, substance abuse treatment and 100 hours of reentry programming.

Massachusetts To Dismiss 20,000 Drug Convictions

Due to widespread criminal misconduct of a lab’s chemist in analyzing drug samples, Massachusetts has decided to dismiss approximately 20,000 drug convictions.