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Thursday, October 24

The share of private prison beds that Oklahoma guarantees will be filled – the second highest ‘lock up quota’ among the few states that permit such provisions.

Source: In The Public Interest

Wednesday, October 23

Oklahoma’s ranking in number of children with one or more emotional, behavioral, or developmental condition — 19 percent compared to a U.S. average of 17 percent.

Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation

Tuesday, October 22

Average life expectancy of someone born in Oklahoma — 5.4 years less than someone born in Hawaii (81.3 years) and higher only to Louisiana (75.7), Alabama (75.4), West Virginia (75.4) and Mississippi (75.0).

Source: Measure of America

Monday, October 21

The average annual cost to incarcerate one person in Oklahoma, 2010

Source: Vera Institute

Friday, October 18

Percentage of eligible voters who voted in Oklahoma in the 2012 election.

Source: United States Elections Project

Thursday, October 17

Average change in incomes among the bottom 20 percent of Oklahoma households over the last decade.

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Wednesday, October 16

Percentage of Oklahoma state legislators who are women — lower than every state except Louisiana and South Carolina.

Source: Center for American Women and Politics

Tuesday, October 15

The percentage of 4-year-olds enrolled in state pre-K in Oklahoma, 2nd most in the country behind Florida

Source: National Institute for Early Education Research via Center for American Progress

Monday, October 14

The number of states that farm more acres of land today than they did a decade ago – Oklahoma and North Dakota

Source: U.S. Census (2000, 2010)

Thursday, October 10

The number of pregnant women, for every 100,000, who die from pregnancy-related complications in Oklahoma – 3rd highest maternal mortality rate in the U.S.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics via Center for American Progress