ACLU of Oklahoma Responds to Watered Down Criminal Justice Reform Bills, Urges Voters to Demand Real Reform at Ballot Box
Today, members of the Oklahoma Legislature moved forward with their effort to pass watered down criminal justice reform bills that fail to adequately address Oklahoma’s mass incarceration crisis.
The ACLU of Oklahoma has received reports from education advocates at the Capitol of instances in which people have been denied access to public hallways outside legislative offices. To be absolutely clear, this is unconstitutional and we have demanded that such orders be immediately rescinded.
The ACLU of Oklahoma’s Campaign for Smart Justice released an Oklahoma public opinion poll of voters’ views of the role of prosecutors.
Legal Observers have been present at the Capitol since the first day of this walkout and have witnessed nothing inside or outside the building that constitutes a threat. In fact, the only thing our observers have witnessed are educators, public employees, and their supporters peacefully petitioning
In the time since a moratorium was placed on executions, the State has done absolutely nothing to inspire confidence that they are now able to successfully exercise the ultimate power of any government. Instead, in this time Oklahoma’s leaders have demonstrated new levels of incompetence.
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