Oklahoma has had a culture of “lock them up and throw away the key” almost as long as we have been a state. Where has this punitive outlook gotten us? It has not made us a top ten state. We have been a top incarcerator in the world for over a decade. Even with prison numbers coming down, the system prioritizes finality over fairness and excessive punishment over justice. Listen to the experts discuss the reality of excessive sentences, fairness, and innocence. After the panel, Oklahomans for Criminal Justice reform will unveil our 2022 policy agenda. Our agenda will be informed by Oklahomans, people with lived experience, survivors of crime, national trends in criminal legal reform, and data-driven policy analysis.