State's Pardon and Parole Board stays busy
Thursday, November 6th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
The state Pardon and Parole Board is struggling to keep up with Oklahoma's rising prison population.
The five-member board is responsible for determining who might be eligible for release. Board members say they review about 800 offenders a month.
That's a figure that's grown over the last decade from about 200 a month. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says it has custody of about 23,000 offenders - a record high.
State funding continues to get cut.