Quote of the Day 1/14/2015

“We’ve ignored these families for generations.”

– OU Sociologist Dr. Susan Sharp, speaking about Oklahoma’s high rate of female incarceration (first in the US). Sharp says that women who are incarcerated in Oklahoma usually meet one or more of three criteria: a poverty-stricken background, relationships with men engaged in criminal behavior, and a history of being abused (Source:bit.ly/1AOpNwL).


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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