Quote of the Day 1/12/2015

“I want everybody to really let those figures soak in. That we are at 116 percent in state beds, but we are funded for 67 percent in staffing. That is a, well, it’s a formula for disaster, as we all know who are sitting in this room.”

-Oklahoma Board of Corrections member Linda Neal, speaking about the crisis in Oklahoma’s state prisons. Prisons going so far over capacity could give the state Parole Board the authority to consider early parole for some inmates (Source: http://bit.ly/1C7OuUL).


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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