Prison Industrial Complex

4 Prison Industrial Complex articles categorized as: Reentry

Bonnie, Frannie & Linda RIP
by Jerrye Broomhall


Every year the legislature approves the necessary extra millions to keep Oklahoma’s mass imprisonment binge solvent. Due to the economic downturn, however, the funds are no longer available and the mandate to fund Oklahoma’s prisons is no longer compelling to the cash-strapped legislature. 

Mapping The Way Home: Reducing Barriers to Women’s Reentry After Prison
by Patricia O’Brien


O’Brien describes the difficulties that women face in returning to the community after prison. She addresses the major areas of concern in women’s reentry: relationships with their families and children, housing, relationships, substance abuse and recovery, and employment. For each of these areas, O’Brien lists specific policy changes that could have a positive effect on women’s abilities to rebuild their lives upon their return.

Excerpt from Banished Pride
by Gina Autrey


I have a hard time trusting others. My friendship is not something that is given freely. I can count on one hand the people who I truly consider to be my friend.