Oklahoma board: Nearly 750 inmates seek commutation in 2019


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nearly 750 prisoners applied in the first four months of the year for their sentences to be commuted, according to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.

The board's general counsel, Justin Wolf, said that's almost twice the number of applications submitted by the end of April last year, The Oklahoman reported. More than 560 inmates submitted applications last month, Wolf noted.

"We're doing our best to keep afloat," said Melinda Romero, the agency's interim executive director. "We're processing them as fast as we can."

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