OK Prisons Director Wants to Triple Budget of ‘Sinking Ship’

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Facing chronically overcrowded, rapidly deteriorating facilities, Oklahoma's prison director is seeking to triple his department's budget in hopes of reversing decades of deferred maintenance and neglect that has jeopardized a linchpin of public safety, the Associated Press reports. "We're not a listing ship. We are a sinking ship," Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh said after the state Board of Corrections . . .

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