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Criminal Justice: A Better Way for Oklahoma

Feb 8, 2016 | by Lynn Powell

Who belongs in prison? Oklahoma has the second-highest incarceration rate in the nation. About half of Oklahoma’s prison population either has had a history of or currently has a mental illness, and many also face addictions. There is a better way—for taxpayers, communities, and offenders—to address nonviolent crimes. Successful reforms in other states show that criminal justice reform can reduce crime and costs at the same time. Join us for a conversation about reforms possible this year that could change the direction of Oklahoma for the better.

Criminal Justice: A Better Way for Oklahoma Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:15 p.m. CST

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  A reception will follow the evening’s discussion.

http://www.charleskochinstitute.org/criminal-justice-oklahoma/

Advance Center for Free Enterprise  415 NE 13th Street    Oklahoma City, OK 73104

About the Event  Who belongs in prison? Oklahoma has the second-highest incarceration rate in the nation. About half of Oklahoma’s prison population either has had a history of or currently has a mental illness, and many also face addictions. There is a better way—for taxpayers, communities, and offenders—to address nonviolent crimes. Successful reforms in other states show that criminal justice reform can reduce crime and costs at the same time. Join us for a conversation about reforms possible this year that could change the direction of Oklahoma for the better.

Speaker Information  Opening Remarks and Interview:

Adam Luck, Oklahoma state director, Right on Crime

Kris Steele, chairman, Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform; former speaker, Oklahoma House of Representatives

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:  Alison Fraser, managing director of research and policy, Charles Koch Institute

Panelists:

Lauren Krisai, director of criminal justice reform, Reason Foundation

Adam Luck, Oklahoma state director, Right on Crime

Jonathan Small, president, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Gene Perry, policy director, Oklahoma Policy Institute

Closing Remarks:  David Prater, district attorney, Oklahoma County

By Charles Koch Institute|January 29th, 2016|Events