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Chicken-Fried News: #ThanksNoThanks

Attorney General Mike Hunter wants to move forward on the death penalty in Oklahoma despite a report showing systemic flaws that sometimes result in wrongful convictions.

Former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren and John D. Harper listen as Julie Knutson speaks as The Oklahoma Academy released its Strategic Public Policy Goals for 2017-2020 Jan. 23 at the state Capitol. | Photo Laura Eastes

The Oklahoma Academy releases its Strategic Public Policy Goals for 2017-2020

The organization’s goals focus on fixing the state’s budget issues and building a stronger Oklahoma.

The old OKC Municipal Courts, across the street from new construction.  mh

Municipal court reforms protect the poor from undue punishment

The marshal assist program allows the municipal court to work with offenders to pay their fines without imprisonment.

Collin Walke sings the Yes on 780 and 781 petition as Abby Luna helps and Terry Fife looks on at Ralph Ellison Library, Friday, April 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Community forum addresses mass incarceration rates

Local interest groups and officials agree that something must be done to fix Oklahoma’s criminal justice system.

Point: Overhauling criminal justice

The bill funds strategic crime reduction initiatives, requires post-release supervision of all felons and initiates several strategies proven to control prison growth and reduce crime. It’s a tougher, smarter fight against crime. This new policy was developed through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a nine-month, data-driven review of Oklahoma’s entire criminal justice system. Among the shortcomings

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