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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But you can help!

Get involved and get educated with us. We have so many avenues to provide you with the most up-to-date news, data, research, and more. Our newest platform is our podcast, Pulse! Join us weekly for updates on the 2022 legislative session!

On the Same Page: Apart Pulse

3 moms. 4 kids. 18 years in prison. Since the beginning of the War on Drugs, the number of women in U.S. prisons has grown over 800%. The majority are mothers. In a Midwestern state caught between harsh drug sentencing and rising incarceration for women, three unforgettable mothers—Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda— return home from prison and rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years. Their stories overlap at a new reentry program for women, run by Malika, an advocate formerly incarcerated in the same prison. Filmed over 3 ½ years, APART, by Independent Lens and PBS, traces their steps as they reconstruct lives derailed by drugs and prison.
  1. On the Same Page: Apart
  2. Ethical Journalism, Wokeism, and Misinformation: Part 1
  3. A Win for Employers & Employees: Second Chance Employment & the R.I.S.E Program
  4. On the Same Page: The Direct Line from American Prisons to Slavery
  5. Re-Entry: Reclaiming our Lives