Criminal justice group asks court to weigh in on signatures


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group seeking to further reduce the state's high incarceration rate says it has enough signatures to qualify the question for the ballot and filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to force the secretary of state to accept the signatures.

Yes on 805, a group of business, political and religious leaders, seeks to amend the state constitution to prohibit prosecutors from using previous felony convictions to enhance prison sentences in nonviolent cases. It would also allow people who already had such sentence enhancements to petition the courts for relief.

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