OK Media Plan To Cover State’s High Female Incarceration Rate


News organizations usually don’t talk about future stories, but The Oklahoman says it plans to collaborate with other news organizations to analyze “why Oklahoma puts more women in prison per capita than any other state, what happens to the children they leave behind and what steps elected officials might take to control costs and reduce prison overcrowding.”
The project will be coordinated by Oklahoma Watch, an independent, nonprofit, investigative reporting team that partners with news organizations and higher education to produce journalism in the public interest. Other partners include the Tulsa World; Oklahoma Press Association; OETA-The Oklahoma Network; KWGS Public Radio 89.5; Griffin Communications, and the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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