Tag Archives: incarceration

Myra Moaning teaches her kindergarten class at Little Light Christian School, Thursday, March 2, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

A local school works to reduce risks for children with incarcerated parents

Children with incarcerated parents face slimmer chances of success than other children, but Little Light Christian School hopes to reverse those odds.


Commentary: State questions require voter diligence

Oklahoma’s state questions affect our everyday lives and must be carefully considered before Election Day.

Letters to the Editor: July 1, 2015

Concerning incarceration I want to commend Ben Felder for posing tough questions and sharing (what should be) startling statistics around the achievement gap between our African-American co-citizens and their white peers (News, Cover, “Warning bells,” June 3, Oklahoma Gazette). The hard truth is we face problems both systematic and intergenerational, leaving no area of life

Ok, this one isn’t funny

The state ranked 18th in economic security, with a grade of “B-.” Among the scores, Oklahoma women overall make 76 cents, African-American women make 64 cents and Hispanic women make 46 cents for each dollar white men in Oklahoma make. We ranked 41st in leadership. Only 36.4 percent of statewide elected executive seats and 13.4

United States of shame report

The report rounds up each state’s No. 1s, from highest porn subscription rates (Utah) to highest corporate tax rate (New Hampshire) and even dumbest state (Maine, based on SAT scores). How are our neighbors, you ask? Arkansas had the lowest average credit score with 636. Texas had the lowest high school graduation rate at 78.3

Brake dancing with facts

State employees, including the corrections officers and state troopers who protect us, haven’t received a pay raise since 2006, but our country-club Republicans allocated $7 million to needlessly remodel Capitol legislative offices, including a conference room “complete with a catering area and offices.” We incarcerate over 26,000 people (27 percent for drug offenses), costing hundreds

Taking a SHINE

SHINE workers clean up graffiti as part of their responsibilities. Credit: Shannon Cornman Facing possible jail time for a drug possession conviction, the 19-year-old Oklahoma City student knew he was lucky to have been sentenced instead to work in a county-run community service program for low-level, nonviolent offenders. “It’s different,” he said. “There’s a lot

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