“Pay can be a factor. The agency is not always able to compete with private-sector salaries.”

-Clint Castleberry, manager of the state Corrections Department’s Medical Services Division, explaining the lack of applicants for medical positions at Oklahoma prisons. A report by The Oklahoman found that over one third of DOC doctors have been sanctioned at some point in their medical careers (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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