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Fallin picks new member for OK Corrections Board

Posted at 1:48 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 14:48:58-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Mary Fallin is recommending that the state director of a criminal justice reform program be appointed to the Oklahoma Board of Corrections.

Fallin announced Friday that she's appointing Adam Luck to the board. If approved by the Senate, Luck would serve the remainder of J. Matt Tilly's term, which expires in 2021.

Tilly stepped down last year because his wife works in the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, which is investigating the prison department's execution procedures and protocols.

Luck is Oklahoma director of Right on Crime, which is a project from the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The corrections department has seen much turnover following several mishaps with executions over the past two years. The department director resigned, as did the warden of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.