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Total Number of People in County Jails and State Prisons, 2015
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Expanding Housing Access for People with Conviction Histories in Oklahoma

Housing is foundational for people to succeed post-incarceration. However, restrictive housing policies bar people with conviction histories from securing a home. To estimate the scope of this issue in Oklahoma, Vera analyzed criminal justice data and the admissions policies of public housing authorities and developments funded by the Low-Income Ho ...

  • Jacqueline Altamirano Marin, John Bae, Niloufer Taber
March 23, 2023

New Partnerships Help Incarcerated People Find Jobs

Corrections departments, educators, and employers are increasingly working together to create job opportunities for people leaving prison.

Bridging the gap The best programs offer ongoing reentry support to graduates as they return to their communities. “The TRAC program bridges the gap,” Long said. “It gives you every contact you would need, it gives you every resource.” In fact, WA DOC attributes much of the program’s success to its collaboration with community partners and other lo ...

  • Nazish Dholakia
    Nazish Dholakia
March 21, 2023