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OKG Newsletter

Topic: prisons

Counterpoint: : Real reform is still wanting


Ryan Kiesel
House Bill 3052 has been touted as one of the most significant criminal justice reform measures in Oklahoma’s recent history.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Point: Overhauling criminal justice


Kris Steele
Building on momentum from recent years, the Legislature this session enacted the most significant criminal justice reform of the modern era through House Bill 3052.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Correction needed for correctional officers


Sean Wallace
Are you willing to supervise as many as 200 inmates by yourself? To assess and react appropriately to extremely violent situations such as rapes, suicides and stabbings? To work with inmates who have communicable diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis or hepatitis?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The cannabis justice system


Gazette staff

Question: What issue is black, white and green all over?

Answer: Marijuana possession in Oklahoma.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Playing politics with prison


Sean Wallace
This year’s legislative session ended with the usual thud for employees of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The only agency-requested bill approved by lawmakers authorizes the director of the agency to give the badge of an officer killed in the line of duty to his or her spouse, which tragically happened just last year. Yes, lawmakers were very generous to us this year.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Brake dancing with facts

Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
Mike Brake (Letters to the editor, “Big, bloated government,” July 3, Oklahoma Gazette) wails about government waste, but given complete Republican control of state government, why was vital education funding slashed 20.6 percent between 2008-2013 while the pork goes untouched? Why are Oklahomans being slammed with a 50-percent tax increase to renew their drivers’ licenses?
Wednesday, July 31, 2013