Criminal Justice

COVID death in Oklahoma County jail highlights need for bail reform

With the Oklahoma County jail already overcrowded, it is irresponsible to detain Oklahomans pretrial unless they pose a specific threat to the public or are a significant flight risk.

Ryan Haynie
August 7, 2020
Criminal Justice

What about victims?

In 2018, probationers in Texas paid nearly $40 million in restitution to victims of property crimes. Victims and taxpayers benefit more from restitution than from long, expensive prison sentences.

Ryan Haynie
August 5, 2020
Criminal Justice

Prosecutor misleads on SQ 805

Government power to lock people up should be used sparingly, only when justified by the practical purpose of public safety and the moral cause of justice.

Trent England
August 3, 2020
Criminal Justice

To reduce over-policing, stop over-legislating

Those wishing to “defund” the police should join those of us who are fighting for limited government.

Ryan Haynie
July 21, 2020
Criminal Justice

Criminal justice or criminal vengeance?

In order to think clearly about criminal justice issues, it is important to separate politics from justice. Both sides of the political divide commingle the two far more frequently than they want to admit. This is evident from recent events.

Ryan Haynie
July 14, 2020
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