Kris Steele Tapped for Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board

admin : August 24, 2017 5:06 pm : Front Page, State - Oklahoma

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

Steele was speaker of the House from 2010-2012 and currently serves as executive director of The Education and Employment Ministry, an organization dedicated to helping former inmates transition to society.

Steele will serve on the board until January 2019.

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California Inmates Can Reduce Sentence with Certifications

admin : April 27, 2017 6:59 am : Front Page, State - California

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.

The guidelines are the first step in overhauling the parole system under Proposition 57, which is expected to cut statewide prison population by 9,500 inmates.  

Proposition 57 passed during the November, 2016 election.  



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