How Oklahoma is Lagging in Prison Reforms

“The people in Oklahoma are not more criminogenic than the people in other states, and yet we have the highest incarceration rates,” said Kris Steele of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform. The state legislature largely failed to act on the issue this year.

Barr Gets First-Hand Look at Prison Rehab Programs

Attorney General William Barr visited a federal prison in Edgefield, S.C., last week to view training for inmates, from computer skills to cooking, auto mechanic training and factory work. Barr’s visit signaled a major policy shift since his first stint as attorney general in the 1990s, when he promoted a tough-on-crime approach.