I am 40+ and just completed my A.A. in Diversified Studies, and am continuing my studies at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. I am working on my Bachelor's (B.S. in Corrections with a minor in Sociology). I am a formerly incarcerated inmate of the ODOC and FBOP. I have been out of custody for over a decade.
I am posting a few quick links for anyone interested to review. Smart recovery is an evidence-based recovery program, and possibly an excellent alternative to AA/NA, I have even heard of people doing both. The program is NIDA approved and currently available in Oklahoma in 2 locations in the Edmond, Oklahoma area. AA/NA is a great program, but we can always offer alternatives for those who need them! Many people with addiction issues do not want to participate in religious programs, and that should not be their only option. Studies show Smart Recovery has better efficacy for people who are not religious. The end goal is recovery.
2nd Annual Prisoner Injustice Rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol
Oklahoma prisoner Injustices, Journeys to Justice, and Shad Hagan-Criminal Justice Reform and solutions are uniting for the 2nd Annual Prisoner Injustice rally! Tentative date Dec, 3rd 2020
It's time for ALL Oklahomans and ALL reform groups to show unity at the Capitol! If just one person per current or past inmate comes, we will overflow the Capitol. And we will be heard!
If you want to speak at the rally, send an email and include your story, name and phone number to:
or contact any of the three groups listed above! All groups are welcome to come and rally with us !!!
All three of the groups listed above are on Facebook. If your group would like to join us please like our page and send us a message or send us an email.
Anyone impacted whether it is a current inmate, ex-offender, rehabilitated offenders, family, friend, politician, or criminologist. Please let us know! Whatever the specific situation, we all need to unite together!!!
COCAA is conducting a Community Needs Assessment. Please see the web based LINK below. Please take a few minutes to answer just a few questions. The data collected from this assessment is collected in a web base at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. We all can use the results to find GAPS of services and needs for numerous Counties. LOGAN, LINCOLN, SEMINOLE, POTTAWATAMIE, CLEVELAND, AND PAYNE We need to get feedback from residents through the Counties listed above. Could you please forward this email to any large groups that may have a few minutes to complete the survey???
Thank you in advance.
Shad Hagan ,
State Board of Directors (Payne County Board Member) Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency
I want everyone to read this common sense legislation. While we have made some improvements, clean slate legislation would improve opportunity for offenders, and make the legal process much simpler.
While people think about the offender just getting released, people fail to think about the consequences of a criminal record down the road in regards to education, employment, housing, and opportunity overall.
Ex-offenders who can earn more money will pay more taxes, and be less likely to end up back in the Criminal Justice System. Education is another important factor in re-integration, why would we not want people to be more educated and increase their earning potential. I also believe some ex-offenders could be useful to the justice system as consultants to combat crime in different areas.
How can we say we want Criminal Justice Reform, however we want to question you about your crime the rest of your life? Everyone who has engaged in criminal conduct is not "Evil". We cannot walk in another persons shoes. However, forcing people to open wounds over and over again prevents a person from healing. When do these people truly get to rejoin society???