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The Weekly Wonk: A call for criminal justice reform and more

This week, OK Policy announced a new board member: University of Oklahoma-Tulsa President John H. Schumann, MD.


Schumann joins OK Policy board

The Oklahoma Policy Institute is honored to announce that University of Oklahoma-Tulsa President John H. Schumann, MD, has joined its board of directors. “We’re excited to have someone with Dr. Schumann’s significant experience that strengthens our board’s expertise, especially in the many places where public policy intersects with health care and education,” said OK Policy


SB 252 would address needed reforms for bail, pretrial detention (Capitol Update)

The Governor's Criminal Justice RESTORE Task Force issued its initial report last week with some interesting narrative and recommendations. One area the task force commented on was bail and pretrial detention. The report correctly points out the inadequacy and injustice of the current bail system.