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Oklahoma ex-inmates mark 1st holidays after commutation

 

December 25, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Michael Taylor doesn't know how he will spend Christmas this year.

But he knows that no matter what he does, this Christmas will be better than the last.

Because Taylor is no longer in prison, and he's sober for the first time in decades.

"I can't remember the last time I've been free for Christmas, and I'm 58 years old," he said. "It just means more than anything else in the world to me."

Taylor was one of more than 450 low-level drug and property crime offenders released from Oklahoma prisons in November.

What is thought to be the largest commutation in U.S. history...



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