Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Overcrowding, Oklahoma-style

“Prison population grows in three ways: the number of people coming in, the length of sentences and the number of people coming out,” Jones said. “In all three categories, we're striking out.” Jones is Justin Jones, the director of Oklahoma's Department of Corrections. A very thorough story about the massive overcrowding problem confronting OK state leaders can be found here. Kudos to The Oklahoman for a balanced explanation of the situation.