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Show 1108

Sinners and Saints

Sinners and Saints

Oklahoma CareerTech’s Skills Centers offer educational programs designed to keep the prison gate from becoming a revolving door.

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Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center

Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center

It’s now been forty years since Oklahoma established the first inmate training facility in the nation. A vision of Oklahoma lawmaker Jim E. Hamilton that now bears his name.

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Inmates Learn Life-Changing Skills

Inmates Learn Life-Changing Skills

More than half of Oklahoma offenders are serving sentences for non-violent crimes, often separating mothers from their children.

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Redemption

Redemption

For skills center students, finding employment can be challenging but there is help. Skills center staff work closely with WorkForce Oklahoma, local agencies and faith and community-based organizations to secure employment for graduates upon release to the local community.

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Youthful Offender

Youthful Offender

Lowering our state's recidivism rate is the goal of the youthful offenders program in Oklahoma. Breaking the cycle of crime and punishment while also providing trained workers for high growth and high demand jobs.

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Ardmore Community Work Center

Ardmore Community Work Center

Not only does work at the skills centers save taxpayer dollars by lowering re-incarceration rates, the program also provides inexpensive labor.

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