Oklahoma needs criminal justice reform

Oklahoma has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. This includes holding the top spot for incarcerating women for more than three decades. Without reform, Oklahoma’s prison population is projected to keep climbing, at a high cost to Oklahoma taxpayers, communities and families.

Our Mission

Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform‘s mission is to serve as a catalyst for systemic change in Oklahoma’s criminal legal system to promote just and appropriate accountability while reducing mass incarceration and its generational harm to families.

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2022 Oklahoma Legislative Session Recap Pulse

As the legislative session draws to a close – it is important to take stock of the gains we made as a state. This session featured several monumental successes for criminal justice reform, and we are proud of the work achieved by criminal legal advocates of all stripes. Though we would be remiss if we neglected to highlight some of the harmful criminal legal bills that almost made it into law. Criminal legal advocates across the state banded together to ensure many of these harmful bills did not pass, but the public has a right to know what bills are being advocated for by the legislators they elect.
  1. 2022 Oklahoma Legislative Session Recap
  2. On the Same Page: Rich get Richer, Poor get Prison
  3. Celebrating National Drug Court Month
  4. When Did Prisons Become Acceptable Mental Healthcare Providers?
  5. On the Same Page: Apart