Limited resources prevent women in Oklahoma prisons from treatment, education programs

More than 60 percent of the women in Oklahoma’s prisons have been identified as needing substance abuse treatment, but few will be able to access a program, according to a 2010 state report about female incarceration.

BY GINNIE GRAHAM - Tulsa World Published: February 21, 2011
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More than 60 percent of the women in Oklahoma’s prisons have been identified as needing substance abuse treatment, but few can access a program, according to a 2010 state report about female incarceration.

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Editor’s note
Oklahoma Watch is an independent investigative and in-depth reporting team that partners with news organizations and higher education to produce impact journalism in the public interest. This is one in a series of stories in which Oklahoma Watch, The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World are examining the issue of Oklahoma’s female incarceration rate. For more, go to www.newsok.com/oklahoma-watch.

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