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.

A Scorecard for Criminal Justice Reform

About a dozen new and holdover bills that would overhaul Oklahoma’s criminal justice system are in the legislative pipeline. Here’s a scorecard to keep track of what happens to the proposals.