TULSA, OK -- 3/11/20 -- Counter clockwise from left, Jacqueline Blocker, talks with defense attorney, Mike Manning, of Tulsa, after he signs the petition in support of SQ 805. Jacqueline’s sister, Michelle Blocker stands by.
Jacqueline Blocker, Engagement Director for Oklahoman’s for Criminal Justice Reform, spends an afternoon on Black Wall Street petitioning for support of SQ 805, a ballot initiative that would eliminate sentence enhancement for non-violent offenses.
Oklahoma incarcerates more people per capita than any other state, and incarcerates women at a rate that ranks second globally. However, bipartisan efforts at criminal justice reform have been making inroads and the state’s progress at decarceration is among the nation’s fastest.…by André Chung #_AC18881