Quote of the Day 2/16/2015

“It’s a racket. You’re sitting here, you’re free, and he’s sitting in jail. What are you going to do when you’re a parent? You’re going to pay it, and they know it. It breaks my heart.”

– Brenda Baker, a Florida resident whose son was in prison in Oklahoma and is now in a halfway house. Baker estimates that she has spent $1,500 to keep in touch with her son since July 2014. Of every $3.00 required for a 15-minute call, $2.30 goes to the Department of Corrections, one of the highest rates of commission in the US (Source)


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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