WISDOM Asking Wisconsin’s DOC to Release Inmates Eligible for Parole
A faith-based prisoner support group, called WISDOM, is asking Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections to release dozens of inmates who are eligible for parole.
More than 2,600 inmates are eligible for parole and all have been sentenced before the Truth in Sentencing law took effect 16 years ago requiring all inmates to serve their full sentence.
Oklahoma’s Department of Corrections officials countered that 90 percent of parole-eligible inmates are serving time for violent offenses and are not eligible for parole.
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.