Quote of the Day | May 3, 2019

“I think they’ll see way too much incarceration of people who don’t need to be incarcerated. They’ll come to realize that money plays an unbelievable part in the criminal justice system, that people who can’t afford to pay for programs, who can’t afford to pay probation officers, are sometime incarcerated and lose their jobs. The system is more interested in the dollar than in rehabilitating the individual.”

-Public Defender Bob Ravitz, speaking about what he expects students at OCU’s new Center for Criminal Justice will discover about Oklahoma’s justice system [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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