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Prison reform bills in Oklahoma

A coalition of business and faith leaders is pushing a package of bills aimed at lowering Oklahoma’s highest-in-the-nation prison incarceration rate.

Led by former Republican House Speaker Kris Steele, the group called on the Legislature Tuesday to pass the package of bills aimed at stopping Oklahoma’s skyrocketing prison population.

The bills would reduce criminal penalties for several nonviolent crimes, among other things.

Prosecutors have resisted some of the proposals.

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