Group pushes for Oklahoma sentencing measure on 2020 ballot

Team Radio - December 27, 2019 11:38 am

 

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma voters may get to decide whether to amend the state constitution to bar people convicted of non-violent felonies from having to serve extra prison time because of previous convictions for non-violent offenses. The Tulsa World reports that a petition to get the sentencing enhancements measure on the 2020 ballot cleared a 10-day protest period without objection. Starting Thursday, its backers have 90 days to gather the 178,000 valid signatures needed to get it on the ballot. The proposed amendment would specifically exclude anyone who has ever been convicted of a violent felony.

 

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