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Oklahoma prison chief: criminal justice reform report flawed

 

August 8, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The director of the Oklahoma Corrections Department says a recent report about cost savings from criminal justice reforms was flawed.

The Tulsa World reports that department Director Joe M. Allbaugh wrote a letter Friday to Gov. Mary Fallin that alleges the report isn't supported by facts and overstates the averted costs.

The reforms reclassified some drug and property crimes as misdemeanors instead of felonies. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services' report released last month says those changes saved more than $63 million in fiscal 2018.

Allbaugh says the...



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