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Oklahoma House approves parole bill for frail inmates


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would authorize paroles for medically frail inmates.

The bill that passed with an 81-15 vote Tuesday would allow the Department of Corrections' executive director to place an inmate with a medical disability on the parole review docket for consideration for compassionate parole, The Oklahoman ( ) reported. Qualifying inmates would have to be at least 50 years old and serving time for a nonviolent offense.

A conference committee amended the original bill only to allow inmates serving time for five specific...

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