Department of Corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 10) – Governor Stitt has approved more than 450 offenders for commutations to decrease prison overcrowding and reduce the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak.

“We’ve been working diligently with the Pardon and Parole Board to safely reduce the prison population amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “In these unprecedented times, we must take action while safeguarding our Department of Corrections staff, inmate population and the public.”

We are recommending inmates self-quarantine for a period of 14 days if they’re coming from a facility with a known case. The Department of Health is also working with the Department of Corrections to provide COVID-19 tests to anyone who needs one.

Totals commutations:

· 452 approved for commutation

· 404 approved to time served and will be released on 4/16/20

March 1269 Commutation Docket (371 total)

· 349 offenders from the drug possession docket

· 22 offenders from the property docket

· 361 commuted to time served

· 10 commuted to 1 year

December Commutation Docket (81 total)

· 81 approved for commutation

· 43 commuted to time served

Individuals will be released on 4/16/20 once the paperwork is processed by the Department of Corrections.

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