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Who Pays for Crime?

Taxpayers do, victims do, homeowners do, you and I do.  Pretrial Release Programs or “Own Recognizance” releases are funded by property taxes paid each year by property owners.  These programs allow people who have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense to get out of jail at taxpayer expense.

Once released from jail at taxpayer expense, they are eligible for a public defender, at taxpayer expense.

Oklahoma Statute defines exactly what offenses do not qualify for and who cannot be released on OR by programs, but quite often, this law is over ruled by Judges who choose to allow the person to be released.

County commissioners claim that the pre trial release programs save taxpayer dollars by alleviating jail over crowding and incarceration costs.  Even though most of these detainees can pay for a bondsman and an attorney, they prefer to let society pay their way through the system with Judicial Welfare.

If you are a taxpayer and you disagree with your tax dollars being used for Judicial Welfare make some calls, send some emails, voice your opinion by voting.  Come back soon, we will be updating regularly.

Shaquan Miles

    Shaquan Shananae Miles CF-16-6379 Court records show Miles was arrested for Human Trafficking and the bond was set at $200,000. Miles is already a convicted felon. Texas DOC records show a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on April 17,...

Rachel Ghezelayagh

Rachel Ghezelayagh is already a convicted felon with charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle in 1998, possession of controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a child under 12 in 2006 and possession of controlled dangerous substance and...

October 2017 Releases

October releases as of February 15, 2017 had a failure to appear of 35%.  We will be updating the information monthly. LAST NAME CASE # CHARGES FTA RELEASE INFORMATION PRIMEAUX A&B ON MED PRO UNK NF AKPABLO CM-17-3246 A&B ON POLICE OFFICER 12/20/2017 LFPTR...

September 2017 Releases

September releases as of February 15, 2017 had a failure to appear of 40%.  We will be updating the information monthly. LAST NAME CASE # CHARGES FTA RELEASE INFORMATION FOSTER CF-17-6060 AGG ELUDING PO X2 PTR W/O 3/5/2018 BREWER CM-17-3715 APC PTR W/O PLED RODRIGUEZ...

Destiny Yeingst

  Destiny Yeingst was charged with Burglary II in CF-2017-5100 and was released without any conditions on September 8, 2017 by Special Judge Hall. Yeingst failed to appear in court on October 6, 2017.  He was arrested the very next day, October 7,...

August 2017 Releases

August 12, Oklahoma County announced they were releasing a record number of people from the Oklahoma County Jail without requiring them to post a bond.  The Oklahoma County Jail Task Force run by the Oklahoma City Chamber and Clay Bennett, owner of the Thunder...