Gov. Stitt rolls out new criminal justice reform package

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday rolled out a new criminal justice reform package.

“With only a few weeks remaining in the legislative session, I am keenly focused on ensuring significant movement is made on criminal justice reform,” Stitt said. Lawmakers must adjourn by 5 p.m. May 31 but could finish earlier.

“Oklahomans and community leaders agree that we need to reform the funding structure for our district attorneys and courts,” he said. “We must invest in diversion and treatment programs. We must release nonviolent offenders from prison who were sentenced on drug charges under old laws.”

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