OK Grapples with High Female Incarceration Rate

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Robyn Allen is one of more than 11,000 women under the supervision of Oklahoma’s prison system. She is serving a 20-year sentence for a first-time drug felony. Photo by Reveal staff

The stories behind Oklahoma’s disproportionately high female incarceration rate are the subject of an upcoming investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and a forum in Oklahoma City that will explore the experiences of women in the state’s justice system.

On Wednesday, September 20, The Atlantic will host Defining Justice: The Experience of Women and Children Behind . . .

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