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Criminal Justice

Featured Report
February 9th, 2016

Oklahoma has the second highest incarceration rate in the country, up from fourth highest in 2012, with approximately 1,310 out of every 100,000 of our citizens incarcerated in 2014. The state appropriated $485 million to the Department of Corrections in FY 2016, but even that amount was not enough to cope with increasingly overcrowded and understaffed prisons. Meanwhile, the state’s prison population continues  Continue Reading »

Recent Articles & Reports
December 6th, 2016

Chelsea Fiedler is a senior at Rogers State University, majoring in Political Science. Before interning at OK Policy, Chelsea was a Mission Impact Intern at YWCA Tulsa and served as Student Government Association President at Rogers State University. Chelsea plans to attend law school after graduation.  I was born and raised in the small town of Vinita, Oklahoma. My father  Continue Reading »

November 18th, 2016

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. Of the four state questions that passed last Tuesday, the one that will yield the most direct and positive impact on the lives of real people, including many young people, is State Question 780. SQ  Continue Reading »

October 26th, 2016

Descargue esta hoja informativa en formato PDF. El punto importante La enmienda estatal 780 cambia la clasificación de los delitos de posesión simple de drogas de delito grave a delito menor. También eleva el monto en dólares al determinar si los delitos contra la propiedad se clasifican como delito mayor o menor de $500 a $1.000 . Anticipando menos ingreso  Continue Reading »

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