Faith-Based Prison Program

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 5:27 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma House passes legislation that encourages faith-based and volunteer groups to take a stronger role in rehabilitating Oklahoma inmates.

The measure passed Monday would encourage Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials to partner with faith-based, community and volunteer organizations to help inmates rejoin society and reduce recidivism rates in Oklahoma prisons.

State prison officials have already launched faith- and character-based programs at two state prisons, the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center for women in McCloud and the medium-security Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.