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Prison reform bill heads to Oklahoma governor

The Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly supported a measure that would expand both the use of community sentencing programs and electronic monitoring of nonviolent inmates. It also would limit the governor’s role in the parole process for nonviolent offenders.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: May 6, 2011
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A bill intended to relieve prison overcrowding and reduce the strain it places on the state budget is on the way to the governor.

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved House Bill 2131, which among other things would expand both the use of community sentencing programs and the electronic monitoring of low-risk, nonviolent inmates.

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