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Oklahoma leaves behind top incarcerator title but prison population may keep growing

Oklahoma has reduced it’s imprisonment rate but the criminal justice experts say they expect the prison population to continue growing in the next six years.

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State to resume lethal injections after finding fresh drug supply

Oklahoma has found a new supply of lethal injection drugs and plans to resume executions. The state must wait 150 days after death row inmates’ defense teams review the new execution rules before it can schedule an execution.

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$13 million in limbo while Stitt, tribes battle

Compacted tribes are sending their gaming money to the state of Oklahoma where it will be held while courts decide on tribal-gaming compacts.
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How Oklahoma’s identification of gifted Native students could serve as a national model

Most states don't discover gifted Native American students but Oklahoma has been able to buck that trend.
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Gov. Stitt proposes budget in State of the State Address

Gov. Kevin Stitt delivered his second State of the State Address to the Oklahoma Legislature.

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Issues to watch during Oklahoma’s 2020 legislative session

StateImpact reporters combed through 4,500 pieces of legislation. Here are some trends they found.

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Oklahoma prisoners struggle to find stable housing after release

Stable housing options are limited for people leaving Oklahoma prisons. People running transitional housing options that offer a temporary residence where people can get on their feet say they can’t completely meet the demand.

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Here’s what happened to $829 million Oklahoma was awarded to treat opioid addiction

Oklahoma is entitled to $829 million from settlements with drug companies or court orders. But so far, none of the money has been spent on opioid addiction treatment. Here’s where the money stands for each company or group.

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Shorthanded mental health groups prepare for high caseloads after nation’s largest commutation

Following the nation’s largest commutation, the state and community nonprofits are preparing to help several hundred people who were released from prison in the same day.

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Oklahoma lags behind country in monetary support for higher education

As state funding for higher education has risen across the country, Oklahoma has been one of five states that’s seen a decline in the last five years.

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