“I’m not trying to throw the Legislature under the bus, but somebody has got to make a move here… or there’s going to be a serious event. We’re just trying to be proactive in thinking a different way.”

– Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh, explaining the agency’s plan to release additional nonviolent inmates to community supervision programs in order to ease overcrowding in the state’s prisons (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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