Quote of the Day 7/13/2016

“It’s very important to stop the cycle as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait until that offender has committed a felony before treatment begins.”

-Red Rock Diversion Program Coordinator Reaina Harris, who gives mental health screenings to inmates at the Midwest City Jail and provides mental health and substance abuse programs in an effort to avoid escalating criminal behavior (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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