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Death penalty opponents to host forum Thursday, June 18

As part of an upcoming campaign to defeat State Question 776, the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) will host a forum on "Mass Incarceration and the Death Penalty," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at First Unitarian Church, 600 NW 13. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The event is presented by Restoring Justice Oklahoma, a grassroots organization that works to address criminal justice reform through citizen awareness and action. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

"The United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but has 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. The question is why?,” RJO co-organizer Britney Hopkins, Ph.D., said.

“The War on Drugs, economics, race, and harsh sentencing all play crucial roles. This forum will focus on the facts and misconceptions that plague both mass incarceration and the death penalty. In order to start fixing the problem, we must first educate ourselves."

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit okcadp.org or www.facebook.com/restoringjusticeok.

Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

Carla Hinton

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide... Read more ›

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