Oklahoma’s Crime-Funded Court System

8:10 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Oklahoma’s Crime-Funded Court System

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Oklahoma doesn’t like to raise taxes, and in 1992 voters passed a state question that required massive legislative majorities to do so.
Rising costs in the justice system still have to be paid for, somehow. It’s the users of the court system, and more specifically the losers, who pay most of those fees, and many question the wisdom of that trend.