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Early release dates for Oklahoma prisoners just got pushed back

 

November 15, 2020



Prisoners attend a graduation ceremony at Dick Conner Correctional Center. Educational programs are one way prisoners earn credits to take time off their sentences.

Glen Blake told the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board this month that his clients seeking parole were just hit with hard news.

A policy that gave Oklahoma prisoners time off their sentences for good behavior and completing reentry programs has been canceled. Reentry programs are designed to help prisoners get ready for life after prison. The Department of Corrections believes the long-standing practice isn’t legal.

Blake is a p...



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