Oklahoma lawmakers want to make SQ 780 retroactive

When granting commutations to 21 nonviolent offenders Wednesday, Gov. Mary Fallin said there are still about 1,000 people in Oklahoma prisons for low-level drug offenses who wouldn’t be there today if State Question 780 had been in place.

“They were sent to prison before the law changed, and they will be there unless some type of action is taken,” she said.

There appears to be some momentum from state lawmakers and others to try to make the law retroactive during the upcoming legislative session.

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