Quote of the Day 7/23/2015

“The mental health systems were told those (mental health) dollars will now be given to you to do community-based services. But the dollars never made it.”

-Terri White, commissioner of the state Mental Health Department, speaking about why the closure of many state mental hospitals in the 1980s and 1990s has led to many of the mentally ill ending up in jail or prison (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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