Quote of the Day | August 20, 2018

“The [Department of Corrections] has one electrician and one plumber for the entire system. That’s a problem when our oldest prison was built in 1908, and only eight of 24 facilities were built as prisons. The same goes for medical professionals and food service workers, too. Our front-line professionals have been neglected so much the state incurs great risk by continuing to pay them in pennies.”

-Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh [NewsOK]


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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