Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Female Offender Operations: Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report

This  report is presented in an effort to educate, increase awareness and facilitate discussion and engagement around the issue of the incarceration of women in Oklahoma.

Study of Incarcerated Women and Their Children: Dr. Susan Sharp and Emily Pain, Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, January, 2010

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Solutions, Initiatives, Strategies to Reduce the Incarceration of Oklahoma Women

A public agenda action plan. Click on the icon to download the plan.

Oklahoma Christian University’s Academy of Leadership & Liberty, George Kaiser Family Foundation and Don and Donna Millican partnered to host Complex Dialogues: A Summit on Female Incarceration in January 2010.

Click here to watch a video about female incarceration in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Academy: Findings and Recommendations on Oklahoma Criminal Justice System

2008 Report from the annual Academy Town Hall

Findings and recommendations from the 2004 Special Task Force for Women Incarcerated in Oklahoma. The Task Force was chaired by then Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin and former Senator Dick Wilkerson. Members of the team included representatives from the judiciary, corrections organizations and the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Children and Families

Children of incarcerated parents are at a higher risk of drug use, poor school performance, extreme poverty and are more likely to be incarcerated during their lifetime. Also, incarcerating women who are mothers has an irreversible impact on the lives of children and families.

Communities and State

We can get a better return for our taxpayer dollars by investing in alternative programs that hold nonviolent offenders accountable and help them become productive, taxpaying members of our communities.


Incarcerating nonviolent female offenders perpetuates the intergenerational cycle of incarceration, which will ultimately impact the safety of our communities.