Percentage of Oklahoma prison inmates assessed with a need for substance abuse treatment who did not receive it in Fiscal Year 2018.

[Source: Oklahoma Department of Corrections]


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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  1. The lack of attention to this elephant in the living room means dual diagnosis is certainly missed, taking a huge emotional and financial toll on families, increased likelihood of reoffending, and is destructive to neighborhoods and communities. Mental health issues don’t heal themselves. They get worse. Information about affordable aftercare is scant. Besides while inside the likelihood of undergoing treatment is better than being released under the illusion of “they stopped me” or “I don’t need help, I can stop when I want”. “I’m not crazy – I don’t need help.” Very frustrating.

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