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  • Even more great clemency news in Oklahoma in wake of...

    Saturday Dec 8 | via Sentencing Law and Policy 

    In this post a few month ago , I noted the important work of lawyers and law students in seeking commutations for dozens ofOklahoma inmates in the aftermath of the state's passage of Question 780, whichmade nonviolent drug possession offenses and low-level property offenses misdemeanors instead of felonies. And last month in this post I reported that the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board had recommendedcommutations for a sizable group of offender, and this past week Governor Mary Fallin officially approved 21 commutation requests.

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