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July 16th, 2015
homeless man

Finding affordable housing is one of the most difficult barriers faced by Oklahomans with a felony conviction in their past. Yet Oklahoma’s major public housing assistance programs frequently exclude people with felony records, and even those who have been arrested without being charged, from getting help.

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August 14th, 2015
Photo by LexnGer / CC BY-NC 2.0

Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. You can sign up on his website to receive the Capitol Updates newsletter by email. You can probably look for some attention to the issue of school discipline next session in the wake of a lawsuit filed  Continue Reading »

August 13th, 2015
incarceration-vidoe

After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States more than quadrupled during the last four decades. A recent report from the National Research Council, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States, examines what’s behind this dramatic rise of incarceration. The study reviews decades of research on incarceration and finds that the United States  Continue Reading »

July 24th, 2015
President Obama during his visit to the federal prison in Enid, Oklahoma

Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. You can sign up on his website to receive the Capitol Updates newsletter by email. It was good to see Governor Fallin’s remarks about criminal justice in her statement about President Obama’s visit to Oklahoma that included  Continue Reading »

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