Quote of the Day 10/3/2013

We’re not forgiving them for the crime just because of their drug addiction, but maybe there’s a way to both punish them for the crime and treat the drug addiction so they don’t come back. I think most citizens are in favor of (diversionary programs) for crimes that don’t involve stealing something from somebody or hurting somebody.

-Senator Rob Standridge (R-Norman), who held an interim study on programs to divert non-violent drug offenders from the state prison system (Source: http://bit.ly/17wnq4q)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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