Quote of the Day 3/12/2015

“One of the primary causes for recidivism is the inability of offenders to find consistent work to provide for themselves and their families. This burdensome and damaging approach also undermines corrections efforts paid for by taxpayers. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections and other non-profit entities assist offenders with occupational training while in prison. Offenders are prevented from ever being able to receive a license from some of the very occupations that inmates receive training for in prison!”

-Jonathan Small of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, writing in support of HB 2168, which would remove some job licensing restrictions for those with felony convictions not substantially related to the occupation (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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