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Delegates of Offenders

Purpose of the Parole Hearings

Parole hearings provide the Board with an opportunity to review all available reports and material pertinent to the offender, as well as to question the offender directly and to make an assessment of the offender and his or her readiness for parole.

Delegate Appearances

The type of conviction (violent versus non-violent) will dictate when the offender's family and/or friends (referred to as delegates) can go before the Board to speak on behalf of the offender. Delegates are encouraged to read all of the information provided below about the appearance process. 

It is important to note that in order to speak before the Board at any time, delegates must have a confirmation number to speak. To obtain a confirmation number, contact the Pardon and Parole Board administrative offices at 405/521-6600. 

Two (2) persons are allowed to go before the Board to speak on the offender’s behalf; however, only one (1) of those persons is allowed to speak.

The delegate will be given two (2) minutes to speak to the Board on behalf of the offender.

Written Communication

Instead of appearing before the Board, delegates can also submit a letter or email to the Board for review. In order to be processed and forwarded to the Board, letters or emails must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, one week prior to the Board Meeting.

Letters will need to have the offender's name, DOC. number, and docket month and year on the top of the letter(s) and on the back of the envelope. Letters can be sent via U.S. mail, postage prepaid, to:

Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
Attn: Board Communications
4345 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 1082
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

Delegates may choose to submit email correspondence to the Board. Include the offender's name, DOC number, and docket month and year in the subject line and body of the email.

Non-Violent Offenders

Delegates for offenders may appear one of two times during a Parole Board Meeting.

  1. If an offender is scheduled for a “jacket review” hearing, delegates may speak to the Parole Board. The Board will not vote immediately.
  2. If an offender is scheduled for a “personal appearance” hearing, the delegation will be scheduled to speak with the offender on the day of his actual appearance before the Board.  The Board will vote immediately after the personal appearance.

Delegations for the offender may choose to submit a consent form in order to communicate with the Board regarding a particular offender. 


Delegates may contact the Pardon and Parole Board administrative office at 405/521-6600 on Monday following the Board Meeting after 9:00 a.m. to obtain the results of the hearing.

Last Modified on Jun 11, 2024
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