Quote of the Day 10/20/2015

“My eyes were opened to the clear path for these women to be incarcerated. In a week I would see the cycle of a young girl: she’s low performing at school, comes from a low-income household, she’s a parent by her teenage years, and then she’s in the justice system. And that’s what made me want to run for office. I knew that if we didn’t have policy makers in our state that understood the issues around incarceration and education, my job was going to be this ongoing cycle that would never end.”

-Newly elected Oklahoma Representative Cyndi Munson, speaking about her time at the Girl Scouts Council working with girls who were at risk to enter the juvenile justice system (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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