Quote of the Day 7/14/2015

“Lawmakers don’t like spending one penny more than they must on corrections even when revenues are healthy, much less when they’re in the tank. Yet, they’ve failed repeatedly to follow other states’ examples of how to safely reduce a prison population — the ultimate cost-cutter. If the state gets backed farther into a corner at budget time next year, the hasty early-release of a lot of prisoners could become the go-to solution. The danger is that it would be done California-style, very unsystematically.”

-Tulsa World columnist Julie Delcour (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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