ByAmy Julia Harris and Shoshana Walter/Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting |
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,
ByZiva Branstetter, Allison Herrera, Harriet Rowan and Eric Sagara/Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting |
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.
A town hall in Oklahoma City will focus on the experiences of women and children in Oklahoma’s criminal justice system. The event is being convened by The Atlantic, in conjunction with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting with participation from Oklahoma Watch.
An Oklahoma Watch-Out forum on the 2018 elections featured a lively debate that covered everything from whether Republican or Democratic policies are best for the state to the prospects for voter turnout next year.
ByJasmine Spearing-Bowen and Karl Schneider / News21 |
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.