Quote of the Day 10/8/2014

“Imagine being locked in your bathroom for a decade… It’s that kind of existence, but surrounded by violence, indifference and mental illness in the people around you… I had to get over that shock, the disbelief that I’m not supposed to be here… Because nobody wants to hear that and the truth is, that’s where you live now, that’s your home.”

-Curtis McCarty, who spent nearly 20 years on death row in Oklahoma before he was cleared by DNA testing (Source: bit.ly/1vJdEpp).


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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