ODOC statement on Gov. Stitt's State of the State address
OKLAHOMA CITY -- We pledge to continue working with Oklahoma’s elected leaders to provide them information they need to make critical decisions governing our state. Oklahoma Department of Corrections employees do some of the state’s most dangerous jobs and are among the lowest paid state workers. In fact, our correctional officers remain the lowest paid in this part of the United States. Meanwhile, our state, despite recent reforms, still incarcerates its citizens at a rate greater than that of any other state in this nation. We are encouraged to hear of efforts to remedy our significant staff pay problem and continue addressing our state’s nationally leading incarceration rate.