Oklahoma voters will see two connected measures that would reclassify certain nonviolent drug possession
and low-level theft crimes as misdemeanors instead of felonies. The savings from reduced incarceration costs would fund mental health, substance abuse treatment and job training programs. Supporters say the measures would help the state address problems that lead people to commit crimes. Opponents argue the changes would threaten public safety and shift the burden of housing many offenders from state prisons to county jails, where they are actually less likely to get substance abuse treatment.