FWD.us Statement On Oklahoma Governor Commuting An Additional Nine People During the Holidays

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin granted commutations to an additional 9 people serving unjust and excessive sentences for low-level offenses that today would carry less or no prison time under current law. 8 individuals were commuted to time served, and the 9th had his 21 year sentences reduced to 10 years, making him eligible for parole next year. FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement on the commutations:

“Just two weeks ago, Governor Mary Fallin allowed 21 families to be reunited, and we are thrilled she is doing the same for 8 more Oklahomans just in time for the holidays. We thank Governor Fallin for her continued leadership in correcting unfair sentences and supporting justice reform policies that save taxpayer dollars and restore families. As 2019 approaches, FWD.us stands with Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform and calls on the state legislature to enact bold reforms and bring justice to over one thousand Oklahomans still in prison for simple drug possession.”

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