University of Oklahoma students go to prison for the documentary ‘Women Behind Bars.’
Features Emily Summars
Oklahoma ranks No. 1 in not only football, but for incarcerating females — 132 women per every 100,000 people in 2009. The national average is 68, according to a state Department of Corrections report.
Commentary Sean Wallace
This year’s legislative session ended with the usual thud for employees
of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The only agency-requested
bill approved by lawmakers authorizes the director of the agency to give
the badge of an officer killed in the line of duty to his or her
spouse, which tragically happened just last year. Yes, lawmakers were
very generous to us this year.