Oklahoma's Second Chance program claims extraordinary success.State Corrections Department officials estimate 90 percent of women who've entered the female prison diversion programs in Tulsa and Oklahoma City haven't re-entered the criminal justice system.
The program here has given women a second chance so they don't end up like the more than 2,500 women incarcerated in the state's prisons.
Currently, 133 women are enrolled in the two female diversion programs administered by the state.
Any program that claims 90 percent success has to be closely scrutinized, look for more on this blog about the program. Also, we'll examine the best ways to evalualte prison programs.
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Michael Thomas Gargiulo, Pretrial Hearing 43
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