Parole board chairman resigns over death penalty position

 

January 14, 2022



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board Chairman Adam Luck, who has consistently voted to spare the lives of death row inmates, announced Friday he is resigning at the request of the governor.

Luck wrote in his resignation letter that he was stepping down immediately so Gov. Kevin Stitt could appoint someone more aligned with his support for the death penalty.

"When I began service on this board there was a moratorium on executions in the state of Oklahoma," Luck wrote. "As we resumed executions in October I came to the conclusion that guided my votes during the five clemenc...



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