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Watch: Urgent Need for Criminal Justice Reform in Oklahoma

| July 6, 2017

In this interview on Flashpoint, a highly rated political talk show airing on Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate, Right On Crime State Director Andrew Speno explains the importance and urgency of criminal justice reform. Speno’s interview is in parts 2 & 3 of the segment.

State Questions 780 and 781, two ballot measures on criminal justice reform which voters overwhelmingly approved in November, went into effect in Oklahoma on July 1, 2017. Sadly, even with those reforms, Oklahoma’s prison population is expected to grow 25% in the next nine years.  Oklahoma’s DOC Director announced last week state prisons are at 109% capacity and, if state inmates in county jails are included, capacity will be at 146%.

This interview highlights the severity of the crisis, the broad support for reform across the political spectrum, and why voters must demand action from their lawmakers.

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ANDREW SPENO previously worked as President of Media Strategies at Dry Design Group, a media consulting firm focusing on work with law firms, political candidates, lawmakers, and private companies. Andrew was the main news anchor at the Fox News affiliate in Oklahoma City from 2001 to 2012, and was the only main anchor in Oklahoma City to report almost daily, focusing on political and investigative reporting. His work has won more than 25 awards from the Associated Press, Society for Professional Journalists, and The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. He was also named on Oklahoma City’s “40 Under 40” list as one of the most influential people younger than 40 in 2003.

At Dry Design Group, Andrew trained attorneys in a wide range of practice areas to provide legal analysis for the media, served as press secretary for several Republican campaigns, and worked with State Senator Kyle Loveless and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs to introduce civil asset forfeiture reform to Oklahoma. Andrew uses his wide experience in politics and journalism to promote conservative criminal justice reform to both lawmakers and the general public. Andrew was a political science major at Illinois College, attended law school at Northern Illinois University, and did his graduate work in broadcast journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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