Prisons To Offer Voluntary Programs

Friday, February 9th 2007, 7:50 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The state Department of Corrections will offer voluntary faith- and character-based programs at two of its prisons beginning next month.

Women at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud and men at the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite will be allowed to apply for the programs that will start March 1st.

The women's program will accommodate 200 inmates, and the men's program will begin with 40 inmates with plans to expand to 160. Each will last one year.

Each facility will have one housing unit dedicated to the faith-based program and a separate unit for the character-based program. The programs will have some common non-faith-based elements.