For decades, prison and jails across the nation have been built on or near enivronmentally hazardous locations. Join us and researchers Leon-Corwin, Maggie, Jericho R. McElroy, Michelle L. Estes, as we dive into their research paper “Polluting our Prisons? An Examination of the Relationship between Oklahoma Prison Locations and Toxic Releases, 2011-2017.” Additional researchers on their paper who couldn't join us include Jon Lewis and Michael A. Long.
Oklahoma is putting incarcerated individuals' health and safety at risk every single day, in more ways than we'd like to think.