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Oklahoma expecting report on prison population crisis

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma corrections department officials expect to receive a report next week that outlines the state's prison population crisis.

The report will be presented Tuesday to board members in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma has the second-highest imprisonment rate in the country and the highest imprisonment rate for women.

In December, the corrections department said it was supervising the highest number of prisoners in its 49-year history, overseeing 61,012 people.

The figure included 26,619 in state and private prisons or halfway houses and 32,564 who are supervised by GPS moni...



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