Oklahoma Governor Fallin Commutes Drug Sentences

    Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has commuted the sentences of 21 prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses following a campaign by supporters of changes to the state’s criminal justice system. Each of the 21 offenders, mostly women convicted of drug crimes, were sentenced to 10 or more years in prison for offenses that now carry only jail time or significantly reduced sentences. Fallin signed the commutations during an emotional ceremony at the state Ca…

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