|OK Reformers Seek ‘Chief Cultural Officer’ for Prisons|
An Oklahoma criminal justice reform task force will recommend the Department of Corrections hire a chief cultural officer to help push cultural changes within the agency and to serve as a bridge for public-private partnerships, The Oklahoman reports.
The RESTORE Task Force will release a report Friday. At a meeting Monday, task force members talked about creating pathways to divert people from the criminal justice system, maximizing use of technology in rural Oklahoma and reducing barriers for people who re-enter society after being incarcerated.
“Probably 65 percent of what we can do doesn’t require any … legislative approval,” said Secretary of Public Safety Chip Keating. “It requires just doing things differently.”
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