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With weeks left in legislative session governor proposes new criminal justice reform plan  

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.

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Bill making some crimes retroactive would reduce prison population but could have unintended consequences

A bill in the state Legislature would make a controversial state question retroactive. As a result around hundreds of people could receive shorter prison sentences. But state prosecutors warn of unintended consequences.

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Prosecutors and court officials disagree on reason for downturn in drug court participation

Drug court participation dropped after passage of a controversial state question in 2016. District attorneys and some court officials disagree whether the new law is to blame for the decrease.

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Twenty-one people leave prison after Gov. Fallin commutes drug-related sentences 

The 21 people released were helped through a months-long commutation process by advocacy group Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform.

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