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Analysis, Part Three: Mary Fallin gets it – the problem with prisons, and the challenge of reform

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Rhetorically, Governor Mary Fallin has long supported prison reform and careful scrutiny of criminal justice policy. In practice, however, she has taken three years to get the point where she appears more than ready to press for significant and lasting changes in state policy. Most of her State […]

Capitol Report for January 30: Prison reform initiatives announced, School Choice Week observed

News9 Alex Cameron and CapitolBeakOK editor Pat McGuigan On the latest Capitol Report segment, Pat McGuigan detailed a Blue Room press conference at which a remarkable coalition announced a major push for prison reform. Former Speaker of the House Kris Steele led a group that included leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union, the ‘right […]

Third annual VOICE Gala of Gratitude set for November 6

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Voices Organized In Civic Engagement (VOICE) Action Fund will host its second annual Gala of Gratitude on Friday, November 6.  The dinner and program will be held at the Petroleum Club 100 N. Broadway, Suite 3400, in downtown Oklahoma City. A cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. The […]

Sooner and Later: Governor Fallin slow-played prison reforms, so now Obama takes the lead

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The conservative Republicans who now lead Oklahoma for a time had the initiative – albeit with notable bipartisan help – in long overdue prison reforms. But they fumbled the ball for a few years, not implementing the visionary “Justice Reinvestment Initiative” (JRI) of 2012. After having a […]

For the sake of the ten, and for the sake of us all: Prison Reform Now

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – American prisons are often graduate schools of crime, places where foundational purposes of Western law – restitution and justice – are myths. In Oklahoma, prisons and jails are more crowded than ever, as Corrections trails only Health Care as a cost-driver. People convicted of comparatively minor offenses, […]

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