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Resource ID: #27511
Subject: Incarceration
Source: The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK)
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Date: May 3, 2015

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Oklahoma's prisons are over capacity, yet more than 50 people are serving life without parole for drugs, the result of an antiquated and ineffective three-strikes law. These inmates are not drug kingpins but regular people who had a drug addiction that landed them behind bars. Three days after the story ran, the governor amended the law to allow more sentencing flexibility in these types of drug cases.

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