Quote of the Day 5/9/2014

“It’s a vicious cycle with some people. Many of them have alcohol or other problems, and they’ll go to jail for a couple days intentionally just to sober up. They end up with court costs they will never pay, and we end up having to arrest them again, when what they really need is help or mental health help.”

– Tulsa City Prosecutor Bob Garner, one of the creators of Tulsa’s first municipal “homeless court” (source: http://bit.ly/1nuA3Ur).


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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