March 21st, 2013
We continue to follow counterproductive policies that push Oklahomans trying to escape addiction into a downward spiral, and the problem is growing more costly to taxpayers every year.
“You’ve got two facilities (where) you should be questioning what has been going on, and you’re going to turn around and fill it back up and not say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, maybe we need to step back?’ I don’t see enough supervision.”
-Lynn Powell, director of the prison reform group OK-CURE, speaking about Oklahoma’s move to return prisoners to halfway houses operated by the private prison company Avalon. The state had pulled inmates out of the facility due to numerous reports of drug use and inmate fights allowed by guards (Source: http://bit.ly/1p6gR4e)