Criminal Justice Reform: what's next?

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

by VeloCity

Although the United States continues to lead the world in the number of citizens under the authority of the criminal justice system, 2018 witnessed champions of criminal justice reform across the county achieve victories in their relentless quest to successfully chip away at the injustice in America’s criminal justice system.

In Oklahoma, a report co-published by Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform and FWD.us shows the number of people entering Oklahoma prisons in 2018 grew 11 percent after a slight decline between 2016 and 2017. The bipartisan political organization that advocates for immigration and criminal justice reform notes the influx of 10,777 prisoners admitted in 2018 by state corrections officials was "the highest single-year total of all time."  

 

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