Quote of the Day | May 23, 2019

“Oklahoma’s current bail policies cost counties millions and detain citizens who have been convicted of nothing for weeks before trial just because they can’t afford bail. Bail should not be a punishment tool. We can do better than jailing our citizens just for being poor.”

-Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform executive director Kris Steele [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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