Ask for a yes vote on bail reform

Thousands of people now sit in our jails, sometimes for months before trial, simply because they’re unable to find the money to buy their freedom from a bail bond agent. This session legislators have a chance to correct that.

SB 252, authored by Sen. Roger Thompson and Rep. Chris Kannady, will help end pretrial detention for people accused of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies. Time behind bars can result in lost jobs, lost housing, and child custody issues. SB 252 would let them return to their jobs and families. Please call these key legislators on the House conference committee and ask them to vote YES to SB 252.

Rep. Rhonda Baker 405-557-7311
Rep. Dustin Roberts 405-557-7366
Rep. Ben Loring 405-557-7399
Rep. Judd Strom 405-557-7402

Pre-trial detention should be limited to those who represent a serious flight risk or who pose a threat to public safety. Ask these legislators to vote yes on SB 252 and end debtors’ jails in Oklahoma.

For more information on bail reform, visit our fact sheet.

Published by Sabine Brown

Sabine Brown joined the Oklahoma Policy Institute as Housing Senior Policy Analyst in January 2022. She previously worked at OK Policy from January 2018 until September 2020 as the Outreach and Legislative Director, and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. Before joining OK Policy she served as the Oklahoma Chapter Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Sabine also earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Health Science from the University of Oklahoma and was a physician assistant prior to discovering advocacy work. She grew up in Germany but has called Oklahoma home since 1998.