April Unit Meetings:
The April Unit Meetings will address the issue of “Prisoners of Debt.” The discussion articles come from Oklahoma Watch “Prisoners of Debt” series. “The nonpayment of court penalties creates a dilemma for judges, who must decide whether to place offenders back in jail or prison, try to work out new payment or reduce the bill.”
Unit Meeting Dates
Midtown: Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 to 1 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the League office, 3336 E. 32nd. Lunch and visitation 11:30 (bring your own sandwich) Meeting 12:00 pm.
North Tulsa Unit: Monday, April 27, noon to 1:00 pm on the 4th Monday of the month at the Rudisill Library at 1520 N. Hartford Avenue.
Breakfast Unit: Tuesday, April 28, 7 to 8 am on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the ONEOK Cafeteria, 100 W. 5th street, Lower Level in downtown Tulsa.
We will discuss 2 articles. The first is “Prisoners of Debt: Justice System Imposes Steep Fines, Fees,” by M. Scott Carter and Clifton Adcock, January 31, 2015. This is the first in a series of stories by Oklahoma Watch and KGou Radio.
The second article is “Offender’s Story: Untying the Bonds of Court Debt” by Clifton Adcock, February 26, 2015.
If these articles interest you, read the whole series.
Chair, LWVMT Program Committee