In a six-part series, The Oklahoman examines the underfunded Oklahoma County criminal justice system, which is buckling under the weight of an overcrowded jail, a backlog of court cases and a mountain of felony and misdemeanor filings. The newspaper says the system locks up the poor, often on minor charges, and then punishes them for being unable to pay fines and court costs. It's a system that offers judges little . . .
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