Quote of the Day 12/15/2014

“We’re not a wealthy enough state to lock everybody we’re mad at, and still have the money to lock up the people we’re afraid of. And that’s what we’re down to now. We’re having to decide how we’re going to operate this because we’re running out of beds to put people that we’re afraid of.”

– House Speaker Jeff Hickman, who said the federal government could take over Oklahoma’s corrections system if the state doesn’t address dire overcrowding and understaffing in prisons (Source: http://bit.ly/136l6SK)


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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