Corrections System

Support for an improved Oklahoma penal system.

Reforms should be implemented regarding the quality of administrative personnel, diagnostic procedures, training programs for inmates, and the use of community rehabilitation.

Sentencing. Sentences should be uniform throughout the state.

Parole. Support for the creation of a State Pardon and Parole Board composed of three to five full-time members. The Board should be the sole authority for the granting of paroles, with the governor removed from any involvement in the parole granting process.An individualized parole based on uniform criteria should be developed for each inmate. The criteria should be clearly defined.

Approved by the LWV of Oklahoma in 1979