- Parole Process
- Dockets and Results
- Pardon Process
- Victim Services
The mission of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is to perform its duties as imposed by Article VI, Section 10, of the Oklahoma Constitution. To serve the citizens of Oklahoma as an integral component of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice System and to protect the public by conducting informed hearings and by making careful, equitable, informed parole decisions as well as credible recommendations to the Governor. Thereby reaching the goal of successful re-entry of offenders while reducing the likelihood that an offender will commit another crime and return to prison.
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is an integral part of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice System. The actions of the Board affect all of society, those who are confined and paroled, including victims and the general public. The Board is dedicated to ensuring public safety by returning qualified offenders into the community through supervised conditional release. It is the Agency’s objective to provide the offender with a successful transition from confinement to responsible citizenship.
This is accomplished through a commitment to determine release suitability of eligible offenders through decisions that promote fairness, objectivity, and public safety and are responsive to the concerns of victims, members of the community, and other persons within the Oklahoma Criminal Justice System.
The Board’s goals are to use appropriate Department of Correction and community resources to facilitate the offender’s successful transition from confinement to community and family re-integration and to return promptly to prison those offenders who demonstrate an unwillingness to abide by the law and/or pose a risk to the public.
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, guided by sound application of the discretionary authority vested by the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma, shall:
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board strongly believes in the parole process and is committed to the ethical, unbiased and professional performance of its duties, and will continually strive for excellence and consistent fairness. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board will make decisions that maintain a delicate balance between public safety, victim’s rights, re-integration of the offender and recidivism. We will achieve this important balance by application of our Core Values.