Breakdown Of State Question 805

Tuesday, November 3rd 2020, 7:13 am

Oklahoma voters will decide on two state questions 805 and 814 on Election Day, Tuesday.

If approved, State Question 805 would end the use of sentence enhancements for people convicted of nonviolent felonies.

The goal is to reduce the prison population and long sentences for non-violent crimes. Supporters say that reduction would give the state millions that could be used toward services and putting practices in place that work instead of long sentences.

Opponents of 805 include Governor Kevin Stitt, both Oklahoma County Sheriff candidates and some victims of domestic violence and alleged DUI's.

Opponents are unhappy with some of the crimes that are considered non-violent and the fact that this would amend the Oklahoma Constitution. They told News 9 approving 805 would create a public safety problem.

Click here for more information in support of 805.

Click here for more information in opposition of 805.