• Petitioned Governor of the state of Oklahoma

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Governor of the state of Oklahoma

Commutation of Life with out parole for non-violent drug offenses

    1. Frank Ries
    2. Petition by

      Frank Ries

      Lexington, OK

Life without parole for non-violent drug offenses amounts to a very slow death sentence. When certain Murderers, Child Molesters, and Rapists often times get another chance why shouldn't non-violent drug offenders get the same chance? In the State of Oklahoma, there are 48 non-violent drug offenders who have Life Without Parole Sentences. At a cost of $23,000 per annum per inmate, the State would realize a savings of $1,104,000 per year on just these 48 inmates. Since the Parole Board has the necessary information to make an adequate recommendation to the Governor, then the Governor should follow the Parole Boards recommendation unless there are some mitigating circumstances that the Parole Board is not aware of.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Dyalene Smith OKEMAH, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      Rapist and murderers get second chance.Each case should be deltwith according to sercumstance I would rather see a drug abuser on the street than a rapist or murdere

    • Jeremy Gwin NOBLE, OK
      • about 3 years ago

      The drug war is a losing battle, lets drop life sentences for drug offenders and start executing child molesters.

    • douglas ballard ALTUS, OK
      • about 3 years ago

      i think life without parole is harsh punishment for a non violent drug offender, especially when the system gives pedifiyls less time . they should get life without parole . instead the system lets them out on parole to live in our neighborhoods among our children> LOCK UP THE REAL CRIMINALS!!! LET THIS MAN COME HOME TO HIS FAMILY!

    • Brandon Ballard ALTUS, OK
      • about 3 years ago

      Im signing in hopes that one day I'll get to see my Uncle, who has life without parole for a drug offense, get the second chance he deserves.

    • Debbie Choate CLEVELAND, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      We all have a right to a second chance. If this was a non-violent charge then he should get one. As others have said rapists and murderers get out why not give the the non-violent one. Take it on an individual case by case.


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