Stitt commutes more than 450 additional prison sentences

The Associated Press - April 11, 2020 11:06 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is commuting the prison sentences of more than 450 inmates to help reduce overcrowding and slow the spread of the coronavirus in prisons. Stitt said on Friday that more than 400 of the inmates will be released next week. Most were convicted of drug and property crimes.

Statewide, health officials announced that eight more people have died and more than 100 more have tested positive for the coronavirus in Oklahoma. That brings the total number of people in the state who have COVID-19 to 1,794 and the number of deaths to 88.

 

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