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Lived Experience of Students as Catalyst for Change

The experience of Oklahoma’s criminal justice system

Tess Harjo is greeted by her grandmother Sally Taylor as she is released from Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center after having her sentence commuted by the state Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

On November 4th Oklahoma commuted sentences for 527 formerly incarcerated individuals. While an incredible and compelling statistic, it is the stories of these 527 individuals that give it meaning. Indeed, our world is full of stories. From family histories to national narratives, the…

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