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Governor's task force recommends overhaul of criminal code


January 10, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma should overhaul its criminal code and change its bail and pre-trial detention programs to help address its high incarceration rate, a governor's task force recommended on Friday.

The Reentry, Supervision, Treatment and Opportunity Reform, or RESTORE, Task Force submitted its final report to Gov. Kevin Stitt ahead of the 2020 legislative session. Other recommendations include creation of a "chief culture officer" at the Department of Corrections to focus on re-entry and education initiatives and expansion of pilot programs focused on connecting individuals wit...

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