Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Incarceration: State Names Laura Pitman Prison's Chief of Women

Oklahoma ranks #1 in the USA at incarcerating women, per capita (over 2,700 at present). In fact, we lock up more women per capita than any developed nation inthe world! So it is wonderful that the state has hired a deputy director of female offender operations. She is Laura J Pitmanand she begins her job December 15. Her long-term goal:
reduce the number of women in Oklahoma’s prisons and implement programs inside the system to help women deal with mental health and trauma issues.
Read Oklahoman article here.

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