Oklahoma Conducts Mass Commutation of Prison Inmates

In what has been billed as the largest single-day prisoner commutation in the history of the United States, the state of Oklahoma erased the remaining sentences of 462 inmates in November 2019. This mass commutation of state inmates effectively eliminates nearly 2000 collective years’ worth of prison sentences. Faced with severe overcrowding and known as the most incarcerated state in the nation, Oklahoma voters and the state Legislature took concrete steps to address the problem. After the mass commutation, Oklahoma’s prison population dropped by 1.7 percent. Read More

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