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Oklahoma prison reforms save $60M


August 2, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prison reforms in Oklahoma have saved the state more than $60 million in the past year, according to a new report.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services released an analysis Tuesday that also estimates the state will save about $137 million over five years, The Oklahoman reported .

The state reclassified some drug and property crimes as misdemeanors instead of felonies. Those changes have reduced the number of people going to prison, which has lowered incarceration costs, according to the report.

More than 9,000 people in the past year were convicted of suc...

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