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Medicaid expansion is a vital piece of reentry for Oklahomans leaving incarceration

Oklahoma prisons are constitutionally required to provide medical services to the more than 21,000 people in their custody. As those individuals are released back to their communities, they are at risk of losing health care coverage unless insurance is available,… Read more [More...]

The legislature made important steps forward on criminal justice this session. More remains to be done.

There remains much work ahead as Oklahoma still incarcerates more people than almost anywhere in the world. As such, lawmakers missed opportunities to help curb the state’s ongoing incarceration crisis or make much-needed investments in county-level mental health and substance abuse services.  [More...]

The 2022 session brings rare opportunity for significant progress in our criminal justice system

Even after progress, Oklahoma still ranks third in overall incarceration, with more than 21,000 people in state custody and another 26,000 under some form of supervision. [More...]