Criminal Justice

| March 8, 2016

ICYMI: Justice reform priority for Oklahoma

As OCPA research fellow Adam Luck recently shared in an interview with Oklahoma Horizon, statistics regarding our state's corrections system are not encouraging. One in 12 Oklahomans has been convicted of a felony. The economic and social costs to our state are overwhelming.

“It’s easy to look at this issue and say these are just people who have done something wrong and deserve it,” Luck said. “But when you really break it down, these are our neighbors. These are people that we know, that we love, that we care about. These are our sons and daughters…”

Oklahoma is ready for smart criminal justice reforms for non-violent offenses that address root problems, improve corrections outcomes, and provide non-violent offenders a true second chance at a better future.

Read more about criminal justice reform here.

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