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Oklahoma's Tulsa County has essentially recreated a system of debtors’ prisons, critics say. Less... more »
posted 07/15/16

Cary Aspinwall's Work

In Oklahoma, ranked No. 1 for per capita female incarceration, kids were going missing from school because their mothers were locked up in county jail. "This was the most complicated story I’ve ever done," writes 2016 National Fellow Cary Aspinwall.
No one in the criminal justice system is responsible for the safety of children whose mothers go to jail, an investigation by The Dallas Morning News has found. The finding that holds true in most communities across the country.