Quote of the Day 11/3/2015

“Seven-hundred thousand inmates are released every year and too many of them return to their communities as strangers, are less likely to successfully re-assimilate and more likely to continue to the cycle back to prison because studies estimate that only 38 percent of them are able to maintain at least regular monthly contact.”

-FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn, speaking about the agency’s ruling that prisons and jails must reduce charges for inmate phone calls. The new rule means a 15-minute phone call between an Oklahoma inmate and another person will drop from $3 to $1.65 (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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