TULSA, Okla. — Actress Scarlett Johansson supported Oklahoma's State Question 805 in a video shared by Oklahomans for Sentencing Reform.
State Question 805, if passed on Nov. 3, ends repeat sentence penalties for nonviolent offenses in the state of Oklahoma, said officials with Oklahomans for Sentencing Reform. The penalties often add years, decades or even a life sentence for a nonviolent offense if someone had been convicted of a nonviolent offense in the past.
State Question 805 will help end the extreme and irrational sentencing practices that keep Oklahomans in prison and families in poverty. It is a common-sense reform that gives us all a chance to address injustice.
Oklahoma's overcrowded prisons put more women in prison per capita than any state in the nation, Oklahoma to lead the nation in incarceration rates. This is costing taxpayers over half a billion each year on corrections without improving public safety, said officials.
If passed, State Question 805 will save the state almost $186 million over the next decade. This funding "could be reinvested in mental health and rehabilitative resources that have been proven to reduce the likelihood that someone will commit another crime," said officials.
State Question 805 is on the ballot in November 3, 2020 elections. CLICK HERE for more information on the November elections.
“When you believe in something, you have to raise your voice—you have to let people know you care. In Oklahoma there is a state question I’m personally passionate about: State Question 805,” Johansson said.
WATCH her video below:
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