To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Observercast

Video Observer: Punitive Oklahoma

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Observer editor Arnold Hamilton, left, and longtime Observer contributor Richard Fricker discuss Oklahoma’s love affair with a lock-’em-up, throw-away-the-keys approach to corrections which is bankrupting the state — the ACLU reports 49 Sooners are serving life without parole for non-violent offenses.

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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.