Fallin com­mutes sen­tences of 21:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP -

Gov Mary Fallin on Tues­day com­muted the sen­tences of 21 prison in­mates con­victed of var­i­ous non­vi­o­lent of­fenses in an un­usual move that un­der­scores the Repub­li­can leader’s push to re­duce Ok­la­homa’s prison pop­u­la­tion.

Fallin signed the com­mu­ta­tions dur­ing an emo­tional cer­e­mony at the state Capi­tol in which fam­ily and friends of the pris­on­ers cheered every sig­na­ture.

Only a small number of com­mu­ta­tion re­quests typ­i­cally reach the gov­er­nor’s of­fice

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