“It is harder than hell. February of next year I can get my license back, but in between that I have kids, I have a job, I mean, what do they expect us to do.”

– Rebecca Adkins, who was released from prison in December but will be unable to get her drivers license reinstated until next year. Legislators have said their priorities for the legislative session include making rehabilitation efforts easier and sending fewer low-level offenders to prison in the first place (Source)


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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