After three years of work.
Governor Mary Fallin has signed a criminal justice bill intended to reduce prison growth and ensure public safety. It was authored by House Speaker Kris Steele, who calls it the beginning of a tougher, smarter fight against crime. Among other things, it will require all felons leaving prison to be supervised for nine months and requires anyone convicted of a felony to undergo a substance abuse and mental health screening. It will take effect November first.