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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.
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. Konieczny was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by Governor J. Kevin Stitt on January 14, 2022.
Mr. Scott Williams
Mr. Williams was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by Governor J. Kevin Stitt on March 16, 2021. His term will expire January 2023.
Mr. Richard Smothermon
Mr. Smothermon was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma on July 8, 2021. 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.