Record Inmate Population

posted by Beth Myers -

Oklahoma's inmate population has reached a record 62,000. That includes inmates who are incarcerated, being supervised, or in county jails waiting to be transferred to a state facility.

"What bothers me is back in December we hit a record population of 61,000," said Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh. "It has taken just four months for an additional 1,000 people to be included in our numbers."

Allbaugh says state prisons are at 109% inmate capacity.

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