Quote of the Day | June 21, 2019

“[Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh’s] frank assessments about Oklahoma’s prison needs and Texas’ experience undoubtedly encouraged state voters to approve State Questions 780 and 781, aimed at getting us smart-on-crime. Unfortunately, legislative leadership slow-walked many of the proposals voters embraced. Inmate populations still grow. And now the Corrections Department’s highly regarded director has bailed. If the unthinkable occurs, there’s little doubt who’s to blame.”

-Oklahoma Observer editor Arnold Hamilton [Journal Record]


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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