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Oklahoma District Attorney Supervision: An Unpopular Patchwork Policy

| March 12, 2019

While much attention has been given to Oklahoma’s large prison population, further attention needs to be focused on the fines and fees that fund the state’s criminal justice system on the backs of offenders. Investigating fees and programs in the state’s criminal justice system leaves one with the question: What exactly are these fees paying for?

Right on Crime’s Oklahoma Communications and Policy Coordinator, Joe Griffin, investigates this question and more, and analyzes the possible remedies and solutions and the realistic hurdles that need to be overcome.



JOE GRIFFIN is the Communications and Policy Coordinator for Oklahoma. A native of Baltimore, Joe earned bachelor’s degrees from University of Maryland Baltimore County and Towson University. After college, Joe spent the early years of his career in TV news, reporting on crime and state and local politics in West Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Joe went on to serve as the communications director for two Oklahoma Speakers of the House and worked as a media consultant for a number of political campaigns. He is currently finishing his Juris Doctorate at Oklahoma City University School of Law and will take the bar exam in 2019.