As some of us know already, Oklahoma leads the nation, by a lamentably significant margin, in female incarcerations --- and two-thirds of the women in our state's prisons are actually there for non-violent offenses. Today, we hear about on-going efforts to combat this trend. On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, Dr. John Schumann, our guest host, learns about Women in Recovery (or WIR), an outpatient incarceration-alternative for women facing long prison sentences for non-violent, drug-related offenses.
Twenty-six year old Damario Love is on the run from William Key Correctional Center in Woodward. He escaped with a fellow inmate early Sunday morning. Sources tell us that both inmates are still on the loose. They have not been seen.
Love was serving 10 years for two robbery convictions in Tulsa County.