Oklahoma Odyssey

Oklahoma Odyssey

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Welcome to Oklahoma Odyssey, a captivating podcast that embarks on a transformative journey through the heart of criminal justice reform in Oklahoma. Join us as we unravel the stories, challenges, and triumphs that shape the pursuit of justice and equality within the state's legal system.

Meet your hosts, Ashley Bender and Michael Olson, two passionate advocates for change, each bringing a unique perspective to the podcast. Ashley Bender, OK Justice Reform's Interactive Marketing Manager and the host of Navigating Justice, and Michael Olson, an attorney and OK Justice Reform's Policy Counsel, combine their expertise to shed light on the multifaceted issues that Oklahoma's criminal justice system faces.

Oklahoma Odyssey goes beyond the headlines, presenting listeners with a comprehensive exploration of the issues at hand. Through in-depth interviews, expert analysis, and thought-provoking discussions, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding criminal justice reform in the state.

The podcast will cover a range of crucial themes, including:

  • The impact of mass incarceration on communities and families.
  • Racial and socioeconomic disparities within the criminal justice system.
  • The role of law enforcement, courts, and corrections in shaping outcomes.
  • Rehabilitation and reentry programs aiming to break the cycle of incarceration.
  • Grassroots movements and policy initiatives that are driving change.

Whether you're an advocate for reform, a curious citizen, or someone simply seeking to understand the dynamics of the criminal justice system, Oklahoma Odyssey invites you to join us on this enlightening voyage. Through captivating storytelling and insightful analysis, we strive to illuminate the path toward a more just and equitable Oklahoma.

Tune in to Oklahoma Odyssey biweekly, where justice takes center stage, stories are given a voice, and change is the destination. Subscribe now and be part of the journey for a better tomorrow.