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Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2012

Sen. Brian Bingman
Sen. Brian Bingman

Bingman comments on Justice Reinvestment Initiative Public Safety report

The Council of State Governments Justice Center, in partnership with the Pew Center on the States and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance on Wednesday released a comprehensive report on Oklahoma’s criminal justice system. The report offers recommendations on how to reduce violent crime while controlling costs.

President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, offered the following comments regarding the report.

“Public Safety has to be a fundamental priority for state government. I am encouraged by the substance and spirit of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative Public Safety Report, particularly the focus on increasing public safety, reducing our violent crime rate and effectively targeting taxpayer resources so our corrections program is efficient and sustainable for the future.

Similar initiatives in other states have yielded important structural reforms, and we ought to thoughtfully and deliberately consider the recommendations of the report. I appreciate the efforts of the working group and the expert input of the men and women on the front line of fighting crime in our state.”

For more information contact:
Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5605

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