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Oklahoma expecting report on prison population crisis

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma corrections department officials expect to receive a report next week that outlines the state's prison population crisis.

The report will be presented Tuesday to board members in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma has the second-highest imprisonment rate in the country and the highest imprisonment rate for women.

In December, the corrections department said it was supervising the highest number of prisoners in its 49-year history, overseeing 61,012 people.

The figure included:

  • 26,619 in state and private prisons or halfway houses
  • 32,564 who are supervised by GPS monitors, community supervision or by probation and parole officers

Nearly 1,900 more were in county jails awaiting space in prison.

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