Mick Cornett on Crime
If prison recidivism rates get reduced so will incarceration
During a forum last week in Oklahoma City, the candidates were asked what steps they would take as governor to reduce the number of people incarcerated in Oklahoma. That total, which has been growing for decades, stands at roughly
27,000. On a per capita basis, the state's incarceration rate ranks No. 2 nationally; we lead the country in female incarceration rate.
Cornett said improving the state's recidivism rate would do much to drive down incarceration totals. "It hurts me to admit that if a person drops out of high school, chances are they won't be going back, but if a person gets out of prison,
chances are they will be going back," he said. "We do a very poor job of offering a person a better path coming out." Cornett said he believes criminal justice reform is an area where headway can be made."
Source: The Oklahoman on 2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial race
, May 3, 2018
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