Oklahoma Revises Good Behavior Credits For Inmates
Oklahoma Senate and House members passed a bill allowing inmates serving time for violent offenses to accumulate good behavior credits from the start of their incarceration, rather than waiting until the 85 percent mark.
Currently, inmates serving time for violent crimes such as rape and murder, cannot receive earned credits until they have served we over 85 percent of their time.
Inmates with a good behavior record can have up to 44 days of their sentence removed for every month of time served. Plus, offenders can earn additional credits for completing educational and vocational programs.
The bill still requires the offender to serve at least 85 percent of their time, but they could get out once they reach that threshold, if they accumulate the necessary credits.
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.