Quote of the Day 12/9/2014

“The inmates, they know they can get away from stuff. They can run from us more often than when I started. If you put yourself in our shoes, knowing that there’s maybe one person who can respond if you’re not tied up somewhere else, are you going to go out searching for the crimes and rule violations that the inmates are committing? It’s getting extremely dangerous there and I don’t see the administration locally or down in (Oklahoma City) doing anything to mitigate the risks. We don’t get compensated enough to be put in that much danger and risk.”

-A former Oklahoma corrections officer, speaking anonymously to the Enid News & Eagle. Due to state budget cuts, individual corrections officers have been left responsible for watching more than 200 prisoners, and administrative staff at prisons have been diverted to helping out with security (Source: http://bit.ly/12n86YT)


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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