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

Oklahoma leads the nation in female incarceration – at a rate more than twice the national average. On Wednesday, legislators, activists and academics will explore how to reduce the rate in a livestreamed conference hosted by The Atlantic magazine in collaboration with Reveal, of California’s Center for Investigative Reporting . . .

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