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Welcome to the web site for the Pamela Smith Foundation, Inc. 

Our main focus is to provide the basic needs of incarcerated women. We are committed to delivering effective programs and services to inmates. A realistic approach to change is vital to a successful transition just as a blueprint is vital to the successful construction of a building. The Pamela Smith Foundation, Inc. seeks to enhance the potential of incarcerated women in Oklahoma to lead successful and productive lives by providing intervention, educational services. 

The Pamela Smith Foundation, Inc. provides services and programs to address inmate needs and facilitate the successful reintegration of inmates into society. The Pamela Smith Foundation, Inc. works very closely with individuals to offer a set of programs and services that vary based on the specific needs of the individual. 

The programs offered by the Pamela Smith Foundation, Inc. include education, intervention, training , clothing, and re-entry services. Research shows that participation in a variety of programs that teach marketable skills helps to reduce recidivism. The Pamela Smith Foundation, Inc. seeks to offer a wide variety of program opportunities for inmates that teach pro-social values and life skills.

A STARTLING DIFFERENCE 

Oklahoma's incarceration rates for women consistently lead the nation. In 2008, 134 women for every 100,000 people in Oklahoma were in prison. Oklahoma's incarceration rate nearly doubles the national average, which is 69 women for every 100,000 people.

National Average - 69 women
Oklahoma - 134 women
Texas - 98 women
Colorado - 93 women
Missouri - 82 women
Arkansas - 73 women
New Mexico - 55 women
Kansas - 41 women