“I appreciate House Leaders coming to the table to offer their thoughts on this serious public safety debate. However, after reviewing the House Republican Prison Recruitment Plan I am concerned their plan offers no real solutions to address staffing shortages with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC).
“Senate Democrats have a solid plan on the table that offers real solutions to address serious problems in Oklahoma prisons. We look forward to working further with Governor Henry and House leaders to find common ground on this issue.
“Because public safety is our top priority, we have no desire to discuss centennial projects until there is a workable solution for DOC that keeps all Oklahoma families safe.”