Quote of the Day 8/8/16

“We can spend $15,000 for failure or $6,000 for success. States that have done this — addressed the root of the issue — have decrease their crime rate.”

-Former House Speaker and a leader of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform Kris Steele, who said Oklahoma spends on average $15,000 per year to incarcerate someone and $6,000 for treatment and community supervision (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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