Quote of the Day | November 20, 2018

Six 12 hour shifts with a day off equals 72 hours or more being worked in a 144 hour period. That is still extremely unsafe for these officers.

-Jackie Switzer, executive director of Oklahoma Corrections Professionals, on the impact of mandatory 12-hours shifts for Oklahoma prison guards due to understaffing. [Source: The Frontier]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jessica joined OK Policy as a Communications Associate in January 2018. Born in Tamaulipas, Mexico, she immigrated to Oklahoma with her family at a young age and obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Oklahoma City University as a Clara Luper Scholar. Prior to joining OK Policy, Jessica worked as an Inbound and Digital Marketing Specialist for an OKC based firm. She is an alumnus of both the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute (2013) and Summer Policy Institute (2015). In addition to her role at OK Policy, Jessica serves as a Board Member for Dream Action Oklahoma, a community organization dedicated to advocating and empowering immigrant youth in the state.

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