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§ 614. Faith-based programs--Legislative findings and intent--Duties of Department of Correctio...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 57. Prisons and Reformatories

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 57. Prisons and Reformatories (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 9A. Treatment and Probation Facilities
57 Okl.St.Ann. § 614
§ 614. Faith-based programs--Legislative findings and intent--Duties of Department of Corrections and private correctional facilities
The Legislature finds and declares that faith-based programs offered in state and private correctional institutions and facilities have the potential to facilitate inmate institutional adjustment, to help inmates assume personal responsibility, and to reduce recidivism. It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of Corrections and private vendors operating private correctional facilities work towards ensuring the availability and development of such programs at the correctional institutions and facilities of this state and shall continuously:
1. Measure recidivism rates for all inmates participating in faith-based or religious programs at the correctional institution or facility;
2. Work with volunteers ministering to inmates from various faith-based institutions in this state to improve the quality of faith-based programs at the correctional institution or facility;
3. Continue to develop community linkages with churches, synagogues, mosques, and other faith-based institutions to assist in the release of participants into the community; and
4. Monitor faith-based programs operating in the correctional institution or facility.

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Laws 2003, c. 346, § 3, emerg. eff. May 29, 2003.
57 Okl. St. Ann. § 614, OK ST T. 57 § 614
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 378 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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