qotd 2/10

“We’re running a factory to create future felons. It’s ridiculous. The image that we create nationally — we’re viewed as being mean-spirited, poor, ignorant, and very, very backward. That’s not who we really are.”

-Gene Rainbolt, chairman of BancFirst Corp., on his support for the ballot initiative proposed by Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform (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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