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The Pardon and Parole Board (PPB) is established through Article VI, Section 10 of the Oklahoma Constitution. The five-member, part-time board is charged with making impartial investigations and reviews of applicants for commutations, pardons, paroles and clemencies. The PPB may grant parole for non-violent offenses, including specific restrictions, limitations, and services as deemed proper. In addition, the PPB may make recommendations to the Governor regarding commutations, pardons, and paroles for violent offenses, including suggestions regarding restrictions, limitations, and services as deemed appropriate. Members of the Board are appointed. Three (3) are appointed by the Governor, one (1) by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and one (1) by the presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals. The Board holds office coterminous with the Governor.
To be eligible for appointment as a Pardon and Parole Board member, a person shall possess:
At least two members of the Pardon and Parole Board shall have five (5) years of training or experience in mental health services, substance abuse services, or social work.
The Honorable C. Allen McCall, J.D.
Allen McCall is a retired District Judge for Comanche and Cotton counties. He began service to the bench as a special judge in 1982 where he was the youngest judge in the state. In 1994, he was named district judge where he served for 31 years, the longest-serving judge in that county. Before being named judge, Judge McCall started his legal career as an assistant district attorney for Comanche and Cotton counties. He earned his bachelor's and law degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Judge McCall was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by Governor Mary Fallin in April 21, 2017. He was subsequently appointed to second term by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and his term will expire January 2023.
Mr. Larry Morris
Mr. Morris is a native of Mississippi where he attended Mississippi State University and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work with a minor in Corrections. He began his career with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as a juvenile counselor and social worker. In 1991, he began with the United States Probation Office in the Northern District of Oklahoma where he served as an officer on all levels. In 2011, he was appointed to the position of Chief U.S. Probation Officer in the Northern District of Oklahoma until his retirement in December 2014.
Mr. Morris was appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals and his first term will expire in January 2023. Mr. Morris fills one of the positions that requires experience or training in mental health services, substance abuse services or social work on the Pardon and Parole Board.
Ms. Kelly Doyle
As the Deputy Executive Director at the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), Ms. Doyle oversees CEO’s program and operations in Oklahoma, Ohio, Michigan, and Colorado. Since joining CEO in 2011, she has led the launch of nine CEO offices - assisting communities as they increase employment opportunities for people coming home from prison and jails. She has been working in the employment reentry field for over ten years. Prior to her work at CEO, she managed the Department of Labor’s Prisoner Reentry Initiative through the Community Service Council in Tulsa. Ms. Doyle holds an M.A. from University of Chicago and a B.S. from the University of Montana.
Ms. Doyle was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by Governor J. Kevin Stitt on February 26, 2019. Kelly Doyle fills one of the positions that requires experience or training in mental health services, substance abuse services or social work on the Pardon and Parole Board.
Mr. Adam Luck
Mr. Luck is the Chief Executive Officer of City Care, a non-profit organization. City Care has built and manages 114 units of permanent supportive housing in Oklahoma City, operates the Oklahoma City day shelter in partnership with the Homeless Alliance, and oversees the Whiz Kids program. Mr. Luck holds a bachelor of science degree in Global Security and Intelligence Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University. Mr. Luck served as a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Corrections and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Employment Opportunities. Prior to joining City Care, he served as the Policy Director at the E Foundation for Oklahoma and the Oklahoma state director for Right on Crime, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation focused on criminal justice reform.
Mr. Luck was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by Governor J. Kevin Stitt on February 26, 2019.
Mr. Robert Gilliland, J.D.
Mr. Gilliland is a veteran trial lawyer whose prior practice concentrated in the area of business litigation in both state and federal courts. Following his admission to the Oklahoma Bar, Mr. Gilliland served four years as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the US Army in the United States and the Republic of Vietnam. Throughout his legal career, both while serving in the US Army and while in private practice, Mr. Gilliland represented numerous defendants in criminal trials, and also served as a prosecuting attorney while in the JAG Corps. Mr. Gilliland holds the distinction of being one of only a handful of lawyers in the United States to be selected for continuous inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America since the publication's debut in 1983. He was also perennially named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers. Mr. Gilliland’s achievements include earning a JD from the University of Oklahoma and a BA from Texas Christian University. Mr. Gilliland served as the Chair of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission from June 1, 2015 to August 25, 2017.
Mr. Gilliland was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by Governor J. Kevin Stitt on February 26, 2019. His term will expire January 2023.
Board members may be contacted via email at Boardmembers@ppb.ok.gov or by leaving a voice mail message at 405/522-9227.