Tag Archives: DOC

Sex offenders are now less offender-y?

In 2007, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a new measure that created a three-tiered risk assessment level. That law requires sex offenders to be placed on the registry for 15 years, 25 years or life, depending on their assessment levels. The problem focuses on offenders who had been convicted, sentenced and placed on the registry prior

Before bars

Terri Woodland, ReMerge director, said the female prison population has exploded in recent years. Oklahoma is ranked first in the nation for female prisoners. Last year alone, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) reported Oklahoma locked up 127 women per 100,000 residents. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) reports 2,598 women were incarcerated as of

Playing politics with prison

And now, only weeks after session adjourned, the governor has forced out our director, Justin Jones, who served the state and the DOC for 36 years. The reason: He resisted efforts to privatize the state’s prison system. Private prison corporations have deep pockets, and the governor and Republican leadership are only so willing to take

Correction needed for correctional officers

If you answered yes to all of these application questions, you may qualify to become a correctional officer for the state of Oklahoma. For your valuable service, the state will pay you $11.83 an hour to start, less than most of your local convenience store clerks and less than any other state corrections officer in

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