Quote of the Day 7/8/2014

“It is not just about being fiscally responsible, but also about redeeming lives through faith-based programs, keeping families together and turning more ex-offenders into productive, taxpaying citizens. Moreover, for nonviolent offenders, watching television and receiving ‘three hots and a cot’ in prison does far less to advance personal responsibility than paying restitution to the victim, performing community service, holding a job and paying child support.”

-Former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts, writing in support of a “Right On Crime” initiative to create more alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders in Oklahoma (Source: http://bit.ly/1qeWWf0)


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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