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June 23rd, 2018
What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more
June 22nd, 2018
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June 21st, 2018
Last month, we shared our concerns about the farm bill proposal being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill proposes deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) that could put 97,000… Read more
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62,552

Number of Oklahomans currently barred from voting because of felonies.

[Oklahoma Department of Corrections via Oklahoma Watch]

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“With three-quarters of people headed to our state prisons being admitted for nonviolent offenses and truly not receiving rehabilitation while incarcerated, the Department of Corrections appears to be more the Department of Warehousing. This is no place for people with nonviolent offenses who are impacted by mental illness, homelessness, addiction, lifetimes of trauma and are living in poverty.”

-Melissa Baldwin, director of criminal justice reform for Mental Health Association Oklahoma [Tulsa World]

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