Quote of the Day 1/4

“It’s like magic every day when I wake up and see everything. Now that I have a place to operate from, I need to get to work and get to doing some things for myself. I used to get up and go to work every day. I had kids and a (wife). I didn’t expect to have a chance. After everything slipped away, and I realized it had slipped away, I didn’t know how I was going to get back to this point.”

-John Young, who recently moved into an apartment building run by Mental Health Association Oklahoma after four years of being homeless (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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