MEDIA ADVISORY: Humphrey to Study Community Corrections, SQ780

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, on Friday will hold an interim study on the topic of community corrections, addressing State Question 780. State voters passed SQ780 in 2016,   changing simple drug possession and low-level property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Humphrey wants to examine the effect of the law changes on local communities, law enforcement efforts and the courts. He said he plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session that would completely change Oklahoma's criminal justice system to better address repeat offenders and hold criminals accountable for their actions while getting the appropriate help for those dealing with substance abuse or addiction issues. 

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, Oct. 15
Location: Room 206, State Capitol, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City

Presenters include: Todd Gipson, chief of police for the City of Moore; Texas County District Judge Jon Parsley; Julia Curry with Oklahoma Court Services; Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley; and Damion Shade with the Oklahoma Policy Institute.