How Did We Get Here? A Historical Review of the Death Penalty in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has a complex history surrounding the death penalty and regardless of public outcries and botched executions, the state continues to move forward with setting dates to put prisoners to death.  The beginning of Oklahoma and the Death Penalty Present day Oklahoma was once a part of the Louisiana Purchase, meaning that in 1804 when Congress made criminal laws of […]

The Future of Reform: 2021 Policy Survey

This is a very exciting time to work in Criminal Justice Reform in Oklahoma. Our citizens are waking up to the unjust outcomes that the criminal justice system can sometimes deliver – and they are excited about the possibilities for change. We are starting to understand that there are so many sociological underpinnings of our criminal justice system that drive […]