Kevin Stitt

  • President Nov 5, 2019

    More Than 450 Oklahoma Inmates Walking Out of Prison Doors

    More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. The release of inmates, all with convictions for low-level drug and property crimes, resulted from a bill signed by new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill retroactively applied misdemeanor sentences...

  • President Nov 5, 2019

    More Than 450 Oklahoma Inmates Walking Out of Prison Doors

    More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. The release of inmates, all with convictions for low-level drug and property crimes, resulted from a bill signed by new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill retroactively applied misdemeanor sentences...

  • President Nov 5, 2019

    Hundreds of Oklahoma Inmates Set Free

    More than 400 prisoners were released Monday as part of the largest commutation of sentences in U.S. history. NBC’s Jay Gray reports.

  • President Oct 31, 2019

    Officials: Mass Oklahoma Inmate Release Is Nation’s Largest

    More than 400 Oklahoma inmates are expected to walk out of prison Monday in what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in the nation’s history. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is expected to approve the commutations Friday and forward them to Gov. Kevin Stitt, a former CEO who has made it a priority for Oklahoma to...

  • Governor Oct 17, 2019

    Kim Kardashian Urges Clemency for Oklahoma Death Row Inmate

    Kim Kardashian West has joined a chorus of voices calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma’s death row who says a racist juror tainted the outcome of his trial. Julius Jones was convicted of murder in the 1999 slaying of 45-year-old Paul Howell.

  • Mexico Jul 27, 2019

    Plan Halted to House Migrant Kids at Oklahoma Army Base

    The Trump administration no longer needs to detain migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base and preparations to house them there have stopped, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. “Over the last several weeks HHS has experienced a decrease in Department of Homeland Security referrals of unaccompanied alien children (UAC). Additionally, HHS has been...

  • Associated Press Mar 23, 2019

    Suddenly, Cost-Cutting States Turn Friendly to Teachers

    Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protests aren’t why the money is suddenly available.

  • May 13, 2016

    Trump’s Longtime Butler Thinks President Obama Should Be Hanged

    Donald Trump’s longtime butler told NBC News Thursday that he thinks President Obama should be “hung … from the portico of the White Mosque — it used to be the White House.”...
    In a phone interview with NBC News, Mar-a-Lago historian Anthony Senecal stood by his remarks on Facebook, in which he lashes out at the president, Hillary Clinton and other...

  • May 13, 2016

    Obama Administration Gives Directives to Schools on Transgender Bathroom Access

    Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between the federal government and North Carolina. The guidance from leaders at the departments of Education and Justice says public schools are obligated to treat their transgender students in a way that...

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