I believe that we should end the prison for profit system here in Oklahoma. If we keep sending non-violent first-time offenders to prison, our state will go broke simply from incarcerating people. Marijuana decriminalization is on the top of my agenda. I also have plans to give drug offenders an opportunity to do a work program instead of prison time so they can rejoin society. Under my plan if we took just 2,400 non-violent drug offenders out of the system each year with just one area I would like to work on, we could save the state 288 million of dollars a year and put these people through a 30 day treatment program, a 30 day work program and try to get them back into society and create more jobs, give people chance to become something all while making money.
I use to be a Police Chief, I know how this system works. The local law enforcement spends more time arresting the users instead of the dealers because it pays their bills for the City, County and is nothing but a revolving door that allows the police, courts, bail bondsman, tow truck owners all to make money on a person who just needs some help.
I also believe that if you are charged with a crime and found innocent, no-billed or charges dropped the arresting agency should have to reimburse you all expenses.