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Dozens of Oklahoma inmates granted parole under 2018 law


March 15, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of Oklahoma inmates have been granted parole since the process was streamlined last year to reduce prison costs.

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board agreed to discharge all but a few of the 73 nonviolent offenders registered on the state's new administrative parole docket, The Oklahoman reported.

Under the 2018 law, the inmates must serve at least one-fourth of their sentence and follow standards of their parole. The new parole process disqualifies anyone convicted of a violent crime, a felony sex crime or a crime punishable by death or life without the possib...

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