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Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board should ignore the drama, and provide Justice for Julius: A Commentary

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Public policy development and administration is always a messy and tumultuous process. That has been particularly true of the drama surrounding the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board for several months. One board member, Allen McCall, has been hip-deep in efforts (with others) to make life miserable for fellow […]

Doing Some Heavy Lifting: Commuting Julius Jones — and Ending Executions in Oklahoma

Patrick B. McGuigan Published July 19, 2020. Updated: July 26, 2020   OKLAHOMA CITY – Just 13 months ago, the two attorneys leading efforts to save the life of Julius Jones – who I do not believe committed an act of murder in 1999 – unveiled their drive to encourage the Oklahoma Pardon & Parole […]

Analysis: Pardon and Parole Board Review of Death Sentences: Two Paths

By Randy Bauman, ACLU of Oklahoma, Of Counsel June 23, 2020   Julius Jones is seeking relief from his death sentence per a procedure clearly allowed by law and regulation. Under Article 6, Section 10 of the Oklahoma Constitution, the Governor is given the authority to reduce criminal sentences upon favorable recommendation of the Pardon […]

COMMENTARY: Saving Julius Jones: A time for truth, and a time for wisdom

  By Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher of The City Sentinel Thursday, June 11, 2020   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma state Pardon and Parole Board is asking Attorney General Mike Hunter whether or not they have the authority to consider requests for commutation of sentences imposed on death row inmates in our state. Those […]

Fallin receives letter on behalf of Pope Francis ‘to commute’ Glossip execution

Staff Report Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano sent a letter to Gov. Mary Fallin on behalf of Pope Francis,  in regard to the scheduled execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip. Despite the request, Fallin does not have the legal authority to move the execution, said Alex Weintz, communications director for Fallin. Gov. Fallin does, […]

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