Quote of the Day 2/27/2015

“Newsflash, folks: Oklahoma’s prisons are overcrowded. So, we need to reserve expensive prison beds for those we’re afraid of, not just those that we’re mad at.”

-Rep. Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, speaking about her bill that would give judges the authority to hand down shorter sentences, even for crimes that require a minimum amount of prison time, if they feel the sentence would be unjust or if the offender does not present a risk to public safety (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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