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The Peoples Prisoners Family Transportation Program was dismantled and now they can do as they wish.

Oklahoma

The Diamondback Correctional Facility in Watonga, Oklahoma,  constructed in 1998, suffered rioting in May 2004. CCA closed it in 2010. The North Fork Correctional Facility, near Texas in Sayre, Oklahoma,  and constructed in 1998, suffered rioting in April and June 2000, and in October 2011, and was closed in November 2015. In January 2016, Joe Allbaugh,  despite having no correctional experience and best known for his managing the gubernatorial campaign of George W. Bush and his subsequent appointment as the Director of the Federal Emergency Management  Agency,  was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin,  as the Interim Corrections Commissioner of Oklahoma after his predecessor oversaw two badly botched executions. In 2002, he had successfully recommended that he be replaced at FEMA by Michael D. Brown, of Hurricane Katrina notoriety. His "Allbaugh Company," clients included The Shaw Group winner of a bid to refurbish buildings and provide emergency housing and Halliburton subsidiary KBR (Kellogg Brown & Root) is an American engineering, procurement, and construction company, )which received $29.8 million contracts to rebuild Navy bases in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Brown, who was an Oklahoma native and Allbaugh's old friend from Republican state politics, was first hired by Allbaugh as FEMA's general counsel, despite having padded his legal and emergency services credentials.  Allbaugh quickly put in process an initiative to lease North Fork from CCA, remove Oklahoma state prisoners who had been kept in county jail work centers, often near families and utilized by their communities for county maintenance functions such as litter pickup and park maintenance, and ship them to Sayre.

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