Governor’s criminal justice task force to hold first public meeting

A governor-created criminal justice reform task force that faced early criticism over a lack of transparency will start opening meetings to the public this week.

The 15-member group is scheduled to hold its first public meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the attorney general’s Tulsa office.

“The governor’s very excited about what will be brought forward from this task force and ways that we can continue to move the needle,” said Donelle Harder, senior adviser in the governor’s office. “He thinks that the task force has done great work to date, and he also believes that that next step is having (them) meet publicly and letting the public attend and begin to provide their input as well to the final product.”

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