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Officials: Mass Oklahoma inmate release is nation's largest


November 1, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 400 Oklahoma inmates are expected to walk out of prison Monday in what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in the nation's history.

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is expected to approve the commutations Friday and forward them to Gov. Kevin Stitt, a former CEO who has made it a priority for Oklahoma to lose its ranking as the state with the highest incarceration rate in the nation.

"The governor plans to review and take immediate action on the ... docket as soon as he receives the board's recommendations on Friday," said Stit...

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