Watch This: Packed Oklahoma prisons, rising costs

Oklahoma Watch has an excellent series on their Youtube channel examining incarceration in Oklahoma, with a particular emphasis on female incarceration.  The videos explore themes like overcrowding, substance abuse and domestic violence, and reentry after incarceration.  Oklahoma Watch is a non-profit investigative reporting team and we’re impressed with their thorough and thoughtful approach to covering corrections.  Incarcerations’ impact on the state budget is not a small one; 7.1 percent of appropriations go to the Department of Corrections each year.

Visit the Oklahoma Watch Youtube channel for more videos like this.

View other clips from OKPolicy’s “Watch This’ video series:

Creativity & Learning

The Great Recession

Making Ends Meet: The Medicare Generation

A tale of two (Oklahoma) cities


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