In a federal class action lawsuit, the Canadian County District Court is accused of discriminating against defendants with disabilities and imposing unaffordable bail amounts on poor people.
Gov. Stitt lent support to several criminal justice reform initiative currently under consideration in the Legislature as well as some ideas that haven’t advanced.
Funding for district attorneys’ offices is hard to come by. For years, the state has paid less than half the bill, leaving DAs to collect the rest from other sources like the federal government and criminal defendants.