More Than 100 Oklahoma Inmates Released


Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 4:58 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- More than 100 inmates are now out of prison and on the streets due to a new law that went into effect Tuesday.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections said the release of the 174 inmates, 50 of which are female, is all part of a move to ease prison overcrowding.

The new law makes non-violent prisoners, sentenced to five years or less, eligible to get out after just three months into their terms.

The DOC said the inmates are being tracked through ankle monitors.

Click here to view a complete list of inmates released.