Sentencing Reform

It was cold and rainy outside, but inside the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium on the TU campus last Thursday evening, it was warm, dry, and filled with great conversation!  Thanks to everyone who joined us for The Give & Take on Sentencing Reform, especially our panelists: Tammy WestcottIncarceration Reduction division director and Tulsa County COURTS program manager, Community Service Council and Ryan Gentzler, Policy Anal

Oklahoma’s state prisons are overcrowded, dilapidated, and understaffed.  Women in Oklahoma are incarcerated at twice the national rate.  Two state questions aimed at sentencing reform passed in 2016, but they left major areas unaddressed.