Oklahoma’s state prisons are dilapidated, overcrowded and understaffed. Women in Oklahoma are incarcerated at twice the national rate. Two state questions aimed at sentencing reform passed in 2016, but they left major areas unaddressed.
Join Public Radio Tulsa for The Give & Take on Sentencing Reform on Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Tyrrell Hall on TU's campus.
Our panel, moderated by Public Radio Tulsa News Director John Durkee, will unpack the issue, look at Oklahoma’s criminal justice history and explore what could work to fix our broken sentencing system.
The panelists are Ryan Gentzler, policy analyst, Oklahoma Policy Institute; Tammy Westcott, incarceration reduction division director and Tulsa County COURTS program manager, Community Service Council; and Kris Steele, executive director, The Education and Employment Ministry and former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
The Give & Take is a Public Radio Tulsa event series that offers an opportunity to build community among public radio listeners and that encourages civil discourse on the important issues facing our city, state and nation in a relaxed setting. (We also have door prizes!)
Thursday, February 22 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700