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Oklahoma Drug Offenders Seek Clemency

Clemency requests are on their way to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for 22 prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses, in light of pending changes in state law.       The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has recommended that sentences of between 10 and 40 years be reduced after voters approved a state question in 2016 that reclassified some nonviolent drug and property crimes.       State Question 780 made drug possession and low-le…

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