Let Down and Locked Up: Why Oklahoma’s Female Incarceration Is So High

An investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting examined a decade’s worth of Oklahoma prison data to unearth the reasons why the state incarcerates so many women. Among the findings: The most common reason women end up in prison is drug possession.

In Oklahoma and Across Nation, Industrial Waste Pollutes Drinking Water

Hundreds of companies have been contaminating drinking water throughout the country for decades, and the harmful effects still plague communities. In Picher, Oklahoma, decades of lead and zinc mining left residents with an aquifer contaminated with lead and heavy metals.

Foreign Investment in U.S. Farmland on the Rise

Over the past decade, foreign companies have been investing in agricultural land in the United States at a record pace, raising concerns about foreign influence over agricultural production.

Oklahoma Sees Surge in Foreign-Controlled Land

Between 2004 and 2014, the amount of agricultural land in Oklahoma that came under foreign control increased nearly sixfold, to 371,576 acres, according to the latest federal data available.

Oklahoma’s Poverty Landscape

Mapping poverty can be deceiving. This interactive map showing poverty rates by census tract across Oklahoma helps pinpoint the smaller areas with extreme levels of deprivation.