9Mar 2016

Shortage of prison guards a big problem in many states

In 2015, Idaho, North Carolina, Texas, and Oklahoma started programs to try to combat serious shortages and high turnover in prison staff. Now several more states, including Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and West Virginia, are working on the problem. The states are trying to increase the

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12Sep 2015

Oklahoma County jail not set up for mental health patients

According to the National Survey on Drug Use & Health Oklahoma has one of the highest percentages of people with serious mental health issue in the country at 13.3%. Approximately 12,600 offenders have a mental health needs as indicated by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. In addition

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