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Number of male students without disabilities in Oklahoma who were subject to corporal punishment in 2011-2012, compared to 1,735 female students.

Source: Civil Rights Data Collection

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“We’ve got to make sure our officers are safe. We’ve got to make sure they have appropriate training for these programs, and we’ve got to make sure that our system has somewhere to divert people for treatment so they can be well and go back to work and raise their own children.”

– Traci Cook of NAMI Oklahoma on SQ780 and SQ781, which would reclassify some drug crimes and reinvest the savings into treatment programs (Source). Oklahoma’s fact sheet on SQ780 and SQ781 is available here.

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