Quote of the Day | May 2, 2019

“There’s 1,600 people in the jail, many of them triple celled. … They’re in cells, 10 by 10, three to a person, with zero air flow. Something has to be done. It clearly violates every person in there’s constitutional rights. … You cannot have this happen. The potential loss of life — the potential harm to individuals in that jail — needs to be addressed.”

-Public Defender Bob Ravitz, speaking about the Oklahoma County Jail’s air conditioning system which has been off since March 8 while extensive pipe repairs are being made [Source: 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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