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Gov. Stitt's office incorrectly counts inmates to be freed


April 17, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor signed over 450 commutations, but a news release inaccurately stated that 404 of those inmates would be released Thursday.

Gov. Kevin Stitt's granted commutations last week amid coronavirus outbreak, The Oklahoman reported. But Baylee Lakey, the governor's office spokesperson, said the number of inmates being released Thursday was a communication error.

Steve Bickley, director of the state's Pardon and Parole Board, said he couldn't provide the exact number of inmates being released Thursday. But some have mentioned that it would be about 100 peopl...

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