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.