Quote of the Day 1/6/2014

“The sad truth is many of our inmates are non-violent offenders with substance abuse problems or mental health issues. They don’t need to spend long stints at the state penitentiary, where they can join gangs and acquire criminal networks. They need treatment; they need supervision; and they need to be returned to their communities ready to safely support themselves and their families. “

-Governor Mary Fallin, who said one of her New Year’s resolutions this year is to reduce Oklahoma’s very high incarceration rate (Source: http://bit.ly/1AAuYBF)


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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