Advocacy

Retroactive Bill Could Free Hundreds Of Inmates Serving Sentences For Minor Drug Possession

Retroactive Bill Could Free Hundreds Of Inmates Serving Sentences For Minor Drug Possession

House Bill 1269 would require the resentencing of drug offenders convicted before State Question 780 went into effect on July 1, 2017. The bill would apply to inmates whose crimes were reclassified from felonies to misdemeanors by the referendum. There are around 1,300 Oklahomans currently incarcerated for simple drug possession. What does this mean for Oklahomans – the average cost of incarcerati ...[Read More]

Oklahoma’s Incarceration Rate is Now the Highest in the World

Oklahoma’s Incarceration Rate is Now the Highest in the World

When I worked as a prosecutor, my approach for non-violent defendants was rehabilitation, not incarceration. Incarceration does not rehabilitate a person who has a drug problem and once a person who is incarcerated for a drug-related/induced offense is released from prison, they don’t have the tools necessary to get meaningful employment or reintegrate into society. It’s time for a cha ...[Read More]

Oklahoma Marijuana Iniative

Oklahoma Marijuana Iniative

Oklahomans for Health are kicking off their petition drive to put a marijuana initiative on the ballot. OKLAHOMA CITY – A Tulsa-based organization announced they will be kicking off their petition drive for getting a medical marijuana initiative on the ballot in Oklahoma. Oklahomans for Health will kick off their official petition effort with a rally at the State Capitol in Oklahoma on Wedne ...[Read More]