Quote of the Day | April 30, 2018

“Are the issues new? No. Newly reported? No. Ignored? No, not by those who have the responsibility to fight the issues. They have been passed over if not ignored by those controlling the agency’s purse strings. That must change today.”

-Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh, who said that Oklahoma’s deep understaffing and overcrowding of prisons risks a deadly riot [Source].


Jessica joined OK Policy as a Communications Associate in January 2018. A Mexican immigrant, she was a Clara Luper Scholar at Oklahoma City University where she obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. Prior to joining OK Policy, Jessica worked at a digital marketing agency in Oklahoma City. She is an alumna of both the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute (2013) and OK Policy's Summer Policy Institute (2015). In addition to her role at OK Policy, Jessica serves as a board member for Dream Action Oklahoma in OKC and communications director for Dream Alliance Oklahoma in Tulsa.

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