We found a slew of rehab programs that supply cheap and captive workers to major poultry companies, such as Tyson Foods and Simmons Foods.
The outcry came in response to a Reveal investigation that shows how drug court defendants are being forced to work for free.
“It was a slave camp. I can’t believe the court sent me there.”
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The number of women in U.S. prisons has increased more than 700 percent since 1980. And for nearly all of that time, Oklahoma has led the nation.
“I was just one of the lucky ones to make it out and to be different than the statistics,” said one young woman whose mother was incarcerated.
“All we’re doing is keeping those beds in cells warm for their kids,” says the state prison director. These women “need help. They don’t need prison.”
Oklahoma incarcerates 151 out of every 100,000 women, often given harsh sentences for nonviolent drug crimes.
Aaron Robinette, who was featured in an investigation drug diversion programs, died of a heroin overdose at age 25.
Patrick Pizzella, President Donald Trump’s nominee for deputy labor secretary, has one endorsement he may not want. Jack Abramoff, the infamous lobbyist who went to prison for fraud and corruption, called Pizzella “a very ethical person” in an interview with Reveal.
The legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado had at least one unanticipated effect on the streets: a sharp decline in traffic stops and searches by state police, a new analysis shows. But black and Hispanic drivers still are searched at higher rates than white motorists.