During this election, Oklahomans will not only cast their votes for national and local candidates but also decide two state questions. Ahead of Election Day, OETA is hosting an hour-longscreening and discussion centered around sentencing reform and state question 805 on Thursday, October 29 at 12 pm. Register here to participate.
Too Tough follows three Oklahoma women who re-enter civilian life after being released from prison as a part of Governor Stitt’s 2019 mass commutation. Former governor Frank Keating and Trent England of Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) will share their opposing views on state question 805 in efforts to inform voters’ opinions on the matter.
According to Ballotpedia:
A "yes" vote supports:
- prohibiting using a person's past non-violent felony convictions to impose a greater (enhanced) sentence when sentencing a person convicted of a non-violent felony; and
- providing for sentence modifications for eligible individuals serving or set to serve sentences that were enhanced based on past felony convictions.
A "no" vote opposes the amendment, thereby maintaining that a person convicted of a non-violent felony can receive greater (enhanced) sentences based on past felony convictions.