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Oklahoma sees prison admissions rise despite reform efforts


November 16, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prison admissions are rising despite efforts to slow the state's incarceration rate, which is the highest in the U.S., according to a new report.

Prison reform advocates Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform and released the study Friday, the Tulsa World reported .

The report found that Department of Corrections admissions increased by 1,100 in the first year since State Question 780 took effect. Voters approved downgrading offenses including simple drug possession from felonies to misdemeanors.

The state saw admissions increase by 11 percent overall,...

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