If approved by voters, SQ 805 would end the use of repeat sentence penalties for nonviolent offenses.
2020 OK Legislative Session wrap-up: Chamber achieves legislative priorities during historic session
The 2020 Legislative Session, after being severely impacted by the COVID-19 global health pandemic, will officially adjourn Sine Die on Friday, May 29. In retrospect, the session can be viewed as occurring in three distinct phases.
The Oklahoma County Detention Center had one of its lowest jail population counts in April, which helped the justice system respond to the threat of COVID-19.
January's Chamber Forum was all about criminal justice reform efforts in OKC
County gov't, justice, workers' comp reform; premier economic development programs among Chamberís general legislative priorities
The Chamber recently released its legislative agenda for 2020. Get more details on our general government priorities.
Oklahoma County Jail population has shown a marked decrease.
By being more intentional about the use of the jail, Oklahoma County has achieved real change in just a few years, reducing the average daily jail population by over 30 percent since 2015.
Congresswoman Kendra Horn was the keynote speaker at the Chamber's annual Chairman's Breakfast. She commended the Chamber for its work on criminal justice reform.