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Prison population hits record high in Oklahoma


April 28, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has hit a record high with more than 62,000 offenders in the state's department of corrections system.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh says the prison system is operating at 109 percent of capacity.

"It has taken just four months for an additional 1,000 people to be included in our numbers of incarcerated, supervised and county jail backup," Allbaugh said.

Nearly 34,000 offenders are on parole, probation, in a community supervision program or on GPS monitoring, The Oklahoman ( ) reported. More than 26,000 offender...

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