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Matt Sparks ran the Rogers County pretrial release program for about two years before he resigned.
Quinton Chandler / StateImpact Oklahoma

Some parts of criminal justice reform can feel risky. If you propose letting someone out of jail who has committed a crime, you reduce jail overcrowding, but does it put the community at risk? That’s a question Rogers County in northeastern Oklahoma has been trying to answer.