Oklahoma release of inmates saves money, lives and families

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Opinion

November 7, 2019 - 10:39 AM

On Monday, the sentences of 462 Oklahoma inmates were commuted, allowing them to go free.

Gov. Kevin Stitt said these people had paid their dues for what were primarily low-level drug offenses and that they deserved “a second chance on life.”

The move — the largest single-day release in the nation’s history — is just the first in what the first-time governor hopes will become a more deliberative process to incarceration.

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