Gene Lewis Perry

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Oklahoma creating new felonies and increasing sentences even as corrections budget is slashed

Posted on | May 11, 2010 | No Comments

Oklahoma’s prison population has grown 10 percent in the last 10 years. Fifty-three percent of the inmates were convicted of nonviolent crimes. Budget cuts threaten to eliminate 15 percent of the prison work force, and inmates are already sleeping in dining halls and exercise rooms.

What’s Republican Senate Leader Glenn Coffee’s response?

“It’s not a dollars and cents issue with me.”


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