Oklahoma No. 2 in the nation in overall incarceration in 2016; No. 1 in female incarceration

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released its annual inmate census report detailing federal/state inmate populations and incarceration rates for 2016. The report by BJS shows Oklahoma was second in the nation in overall incarceration rates for 2016 - with 673 people incarcerated per 100,000 residents.  Louisiana, with 760 inmates per 100,000 residents, led the country - the national average was 397 per 100,000. In 2016, Oklahoma continued to lead the nati...  Read More...