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Drug and mental health courts could get more funding under a bill advancing through Oklahoma Legislature

A state legislator believes lawmakers should invest more money in programs designed to treat underlying problems and steer people away from prison.

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Legislators launch bipartisan effort to make State Question 780 retroactive

State Question 780 reclassified drug possession and other felonies often associated with addiction as misdemeanors.

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Expensive problems prompt $1 billion budget request from prisons agency

This is the third year in a row the Department of Corrections has asked lawmakers for more than $1 billion in funding. Lawmakers’ last two appropriations to the agency were much lower than the requested amounts.

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Prison’s water restored after tower is drained by leak

The inmates kept gallon-sized jugs of drinking water in their cells while crews worked to restore the water.

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