Rehab Work Camps Were Facing Regulation. Then a Friend Stepped In.

Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery operated for years in rural Oklahoma without oversight by the state. When several deaths occurred at other rehabs, legislators moved to regulate the programs. That’s when Republican lawmaker Doug Cox stepped in.

The Judge Called It Rehab, But It Ended Up Being a Chicken Farm

Across the country, including in Oklahoma, judges increasingly are sending defendants to rehab instead of prison or jail. But in the rush to spare people from prison, some judges are steering defendants into rehabs that are little more than lucrative work camps for private industry,

Let Down and Locked Up: Why Oklahoma’s Female Incarceration Rate 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.

How Did Your School Score on the ACT Exam?

Use our interactive table to find out how students at your high school scored on the ACT college-readiness exam. Were average income levels of students’ families a factor in performance on the test?

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.