Criminal Justice

Bill would end license revocation for non-driving offenses

Rep. Nicole Miller has filed a bill (HB 1795) this session to stop revoking licenses for most non-driving offenses.

Ryan Haynie
March 9, 2021
Criminal Justice

SB 704 analysis shows cost savings for Oklahoma taxpayers

In Oklahoma, a separate law allows prison sentences far longer than the standard range for many crimes—sometimes up to life in prison—if a person has prior convictions.

Ryan Haynie
February 17, 2021
Criminal Justice, Judicial Reform

Four ways to improve drug courts in Oklahoma

Many Oklahoma prosecutors say they lack the tools to get people the help they need.

Ryan Haynie
February 17, 2021
Criminal Justice

What is the purpose of the Pardon and Parole Board?

Nowhere is the purpose of the Board spelled out. Occasionally a statutory scheme will begin with the title of the act, then define the terms of the act, and it will occasionally spell out a purpose. Such a purpose is nonexistent in Oklahoma law, at least with respect to the Board.

Ryan Haynie
January 8, 2021
Criminal Justice, Family & Community

Defunding the police is not the answer

Defunding the police is an unserious solution in search of a problem.

Ryan Haynie
December 21, 2020
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