One of the biggest criminal justice issues in Oklahoma is the incarceration of many non-violent offenders, many of whom are mentally ill.

At the recent Oklahoma Watch-Out forum, Terri White, state mental health commissioner, and Michael Brose, mental health association director, spoke about alternatives to prison for such offenders:

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Before joining Oklahoma Watch in 2012, Fritze worked at The Arizona Republic for 20 years in various positions, including business, metro and national editor, as well as a senior reporter.