Criminal Justice

Throw away the key?

Oklahoma is the most locked-up state in the country. More of our fellow residents are in prison or jail, as a share of our population, than in any other state.

Jonathan Small
November 2, 2018
Criminal Justice

Unlocking Oklahoma: Criminal justice reform in 2018

It’s been nearly two years since the passage of State Questions 780 and 781, but legislative work toward reforming Oklahoma’s justice system lags behind the progress made at the ballot box.

Cody Ray Milner
March 1, 2018
Budget & Tax, Criminal Justice

Back to basics

On Monday, Gov. Mary Fallin will deliver her final State of the State address to open the 2018 legislative session. For the governor in her final year in office, and for the Legislature in the second year of session, there’s plenty of unfinished business.

Jonathan Small
February 2, 2018
Criminal Justice

Enact criminal-justice reform

Oklahoma incarcerates women at double the rate of Thailand. Our female incarceration rate is not just the highest in the U.S., it’s the highest on the planet.

Andrew Speno
January 29, 2018
Criminal Justice

The unfinished business of criminal justice reform

When Oklahoma voters approved State Questions 780 and 781 in 2016, they made themselves perfectly clear: Criminal justice reform is a top priority for Oklahoma.

Jonathan Small
September 14, 2017
Criminal Justice

Justice reform second chance

When Oklahoma voters approved State Questions 780 and 781 in 2016, they made themselves perfectly clear: Criminal justice reform is a top priority for Oklahoma.

Jonathan Small
July 21, 2017