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Mass incarceration a 'drain on society,' says Okla. governor

Clip: 11/05/2019 | 6m 31s Video has closed captioning.

In Oklahoma, 462 people left prison Monday in the largest single-day commutation in U.S. history. Republican Governor Kevin Stitt had signed off on their release based on the recommendation of the state’s Pardon and Parole Board. Oklahoma has the nation’s highest incarceration rate, and its officials are now considering other criminal justice reforms. Gov. Stitt joins William Brangham to discuss.

Aired: 11/05/19

Rating: NR

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