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More Oklahoma inmates freed after state reviewed sentences

 

February 14, 2020



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More Oklahoma inmates have been released under a law that directs a state board to review sentences of those in prison for crimes that would not be considered felonies if charged today.

The law, which took effect in November, gives the state Pardon and Parole Board authority to establish an accelerated, single stage docket to review sentences, The Oklahoman reported. Under Oklahoma's expedited commutation docket, 124 inmates, 83 men and 41 women, were released Thursday.

Elizabeth Bijelic, 28, is one of those inmates. She was reunited with her 2-month-old daughter, who...



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