Julius Jones’ commutation hearing rescheduled to September to allow for enhanced process

Julius Jones’ commutation hearing has been rescheduled to September 13, after originally being scheduled for June.

“It’s a little bit longer. It’s three months away instead of next month,” Jimmy Lawson, Julius Jones’ best friend, told KFOR on Thursday. “The positive side is that we will still get our chance to have a hearing.”

Jones was granted a commutation hearing following a 3-1 vote by the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board back in March.

Now, months later, his June hearing was rescheduled to September 13 at 10 a.m.

In a statement sent to News 4, Pardon and Parole Board Executive Director Tom Bates said the following:

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