Quote of the Day 8/24/2016

“It was basically being run like a state prison, and there was not a lot of treatment going on. My philosophy is, it’s all about treatment and not giving up on kids. I’m about giving them the opportunities they should have had in the first place.”

– Jerry Fry, Facility Superintendent of the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center, on the charter school operates within the juvenile center and provides high school education to the students there (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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