After Prison, Many Oklahomans Are Banned from Voting for Years

Tens of thousands of Oklahomans who have been convicted of felonies are unable to vote until their time in prison and on probation and parole have been completed. That means waiting for years, even more than a decade, before they can cast a ballot. Some states are easing restrictions.

How Long a Jail Stay Lasts for Low-Level Charges Depends on the County

How long people stay in Oklahoma county jails on misdemeanor charges varies across the state, newly obtained data shows. In some counties, pretrial release programs allow defendants to get out immediately without having to post bail. In other counties, low-level defendants can remain locked up for days or weeks, creating job or family problems.