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AFP-OK Applauds Second Chances Thanks to Legislative Action, Governor’s Commutation

Nov 1, 2019 by AFP

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Americans for Prosperity-Oklahoma (AFP-OK) today applauded the efforts of lawmakers from both parties for important reforms made to the state’s criminal justice system in this year’s legislative session. AFP-OK was an instrumental voice in passing House Bill 1269 that retroactively reclassified low-level drug offenses, laying the groundwork for 527 incarcerated individuals to have a second chance at rejoining their communities. Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board now has the chance to grant those who have paid their debts to society access to opportunities.

AFP-OK State Director John Tidwell issued the following statement:

“We’re excited to see the smart on crime, soft on taxpayers’ approach to policy come to fruition and make a real impact on Oklahomans. Thank you to Oklahoma’s lawmakers, Governor Stitt, and the Pardon and Parole Board for recognizing the importance of second chances.”


This commutation will serve as the largest in state and national history.

For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at or (571) 329-0161.