Governor Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bills

Oklahoma's prisons have long been overcrowded, with the state having one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation, and with the state's inmates typically serving longer sentences than their counterparts in other states. Because of this, the Oklahoma legislature has recently been eyeing ways to reduce the state's prison population through sentencing reform and updating parole policies. 
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Oklahoma Jail Reports Two Deaths in One Week

The Oklahoma County Jail is getting quite a reputation as a deadly jail, considering how 12 inmates have died at the jail in each of the two previous years. In fact, 2016 saw 15 inmate deaths, but three of those occurred outside the facility. 
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Former Tulsa Police Officer Sentenced in Killing of Daughter's Boyfriend

After three previous murder trials ended with a deadlocked jury, former Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler was convicted last month of first degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his daughter's 19-year-old boyfriend. Now, he has been formally sentenced in the case, with Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes upholding the jury's recommendation of 15 years in prison. 
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Can You Get My Bond Lowered?

For most people, the first priority after an arrest is getting out of jail. However, it is important that you consult an attorney even before posting bond. In Oklahoma, the ability to post bond will automatically preclude you from getting a public defender.  
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