The “Yes on 805” campaign announced that their attempt to lower the incarceration rate in OK took a big step forward. A 10-day window for final legal challenges to their petition reaching the November ballot as expired and now heads to the people to decide.
If approved, the proposal would bar prosecutors from using prior felony convictions to enhance sentences for nonviolent crimes.
Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and others oppose the question. In a statement, the District Attorneys Association says repeated violations of the public trust shouldn’t be tolerated