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Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform publishes articles on issues that are important to the criminal justice reform movement in Oklahoma.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: WHAT IS IT? WHO IS IT FOR? CAN IT WORK IN OKLAHOMA?

By Colleen McCarty | December 7, 2020

The term “restorative justice” has many meanings and applications. Mainly, it is a framework used to reconsider the ways our criminal justice system obtains justice. Where our criminal legal system seeks to redress wrongs for violation of the law, restorative justice seeks to heal harm to relationships, victims, offenders, and society as a whole.

How Can Oklahoma Safely Reduce Incarceration?

By Colleen McCarty | December 2, 2020

Thousands of Oklahomans spend their lives behind prison walls, often for non-violent and low-level felonies. Most of the citizens agree that the bloated prison system is a problem, but are unsure how to proceed with reducing the population while maintaining public safety. Here are five proven ways to reduce incarceration safely.