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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 one of the following minimum qualifications:
The Honorable Thomas C. "Tom" Gillert, Esq.
Judge Gillert is currently serving as Chairperson of the Pardon and Parole Board. Judge Gillert holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from Oklahoma City University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa, and a LLM in Taxation from the University of Denver. He served 14 years as an Assistant District Attorney with the Tulsa County District Attorneys Office finishing as First Assistant. He then served as a judge for 20 years with the District Court in Tulsa County, retiring in 2014. He has experience in the private and corporate sectors of the practice of law. He also served in the U.S. Army infantry from 1969 to 1971, stationed in Vietnam.
Judge Gillert was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on January 10, 2015. His first term expires on January 12, 2019.
Mr. Robert "Brett" Macy
Mr. Macy served thirty-two (32) years in law enforcement with the last 25 years was with the Oklahoma City Police Department, where he primarily worked patrol, street gangs, and violent crimes. He retired as a Patrol Lieutenant in November of 2014. He is currently self-employed as an Investigative and Financial Crimes Consultant.
During his tenure with the Oklahoma City Police Department, Mr. Macy was awarded the Oklahoma City Police Department's Medal for Valor for actions following the Murrah Building Bombing. He was also awarded the S.R. Bryant Community Service Award for involvement in community charity work.
He holds a Bachelor of Art's degree in Oral Communications and Public Relations from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Mr. Macy was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by Governor Mary Fallin on January 12, 2015. His first term will expire on January 12, 2019.
Mr. William "Bill"Latimer
Mr. Latimer holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tulsa. Following service in the Marine Corps, Mr. Latimer served with the City of Tulsa's police department for twenty (20) years. After retiring, he rejoined the military as a special agent for the Department of Defense (DOD). He then joined the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office as an investigator in the Medicaid Fraud Unit. In total, he has served more than 39 years with various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
He was appointed to the Pardon and Parole Board by Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice John F. Reif on April 23, 2015. His first term expires on January 12, 2019.
The Honorable C. Allen McCall, Esq.
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. His first term will expire on January 12, 2019.
Board members may be contacted via email at Boardmembers@ppb.ok.gov or by leaving a voice mail message at 405/522-9227.