Oklahoma

Humpday Hall of Shame: A Sad Day for Oklahoma

"You know, just because it is legal doesn't make it ethically and morally right for shareholders to make a profit off of incarceration of our fellow citizens.  I guess with my Christian upbringing, there has always been a conflict with that."

With those words, Justin Jones, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, announced his resignation earlier this week.  Jones, who has held the position since 2005, has been an advocate for policies like Oklahoma’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative, which aims to “ease the fiscal and social strains caused by Oklahoma’s prison overcrowding” by reducing the state’s reliance on incarceration. 

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