Oklahoma Department Of Corrections Announces Record Population

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 10:39 pm
By: News On 6

For the third time since December, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections announces a record population.
As of today, the DOC has 63,009 people in the department's system.
That includes more than 34,000 under probation, parole or some other type of supervision
More than 26,000 incarcerated and 1,500 in county jails await transport to DOC.  

The ACLU released a statement in response saying in part: "Oklahoma's criminal justice system is an unsustainable, indisputable human rights catastrophe .... it is clear that without immediate, bold reforms our mass incarceration machine will continue its path of destruction."