A Sobering Evaluation from Prisons Chief

Interim Oklahoma Corrections Department chief Joe Allbaugh faces seemingly intractable problems in the prison system. He has ideas for changes and says he is decisive.

Growth in Prison Population Persists

Despite efforts to reduce incarceration, Oklahoma’s prison population is growing at a steady pace. The trend includes a surge of state inmates being held in county jails in recent months and the rate of women in prison reaching its highest recorded level.