Quinton Chandler

Quinton Chandler
Quinton is an Oklahoma native who started his radio career with KOSU Public Radio in 2011. He’s a graduate of Oklahoma State University. Before joining StateImpact, Quinton spent three years reporting in South Central and Southeast Alaska. Quinton loves writing, reading and has an intense relationship with his Netflix account.

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Architectural-engineering firm aims to fix Oklahoma County’s constitutionally challenged jail

An advisory group hired consultants to find structural solutions to some of the Oklahoma County’s Detention Center’s longest running problems.

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‘We should know’: Glossip supporter, Oklahoma lawmaker wants more scrutiny in death row cases

An Oklahoma lawmaker’s belief that an innocent man is on death row inspired him to call for the creation of a special unit to review death penalty convictions.

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Oklahoma paid for more addiction treatment and providers say its saving lives

The state partnered with substance abuse treatment providers to eliminate a counter productive wait time people struggling with addiction had to bear to get into treatment. Providers say the change is giving people a better chance to live.

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‘Every day is a great day’: Women in Oklahoma prisons encourage people struggling through the pandemic

A nonprofit helped women in two state prisons connect with strangers during the coronavirus pandemic. The women recounted their struggles and offered advice.

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Oklahoma prisons ahead in vaccinations but advocates say earlier access could have saved lives

Over half of Oklahoma’s state prisoners are at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus. Prisoner advocates say incarcerated people needed access sooner than the state authorized.

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Advocates: Pandemic made domestic violence worse in Oklahoma

Victims’ advocates in Oklahoma warned in the early days of the pandemic that violence seemed to be getting worse. Now, advocates say the trend continued through 2020.

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Oklahoma City police officer charged with manslaughter for shooting Bennie Edwards

Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Clifford Holman will face manslaughter charges for shooting Bennie Edwards.

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Oklahoma lawmakers propose targeted criminal justice reforms

Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform’s main goal this session is to bring Oklahoma’s prison sentences more in line with the national average.

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Federal prisoners complain a private prison in Oklahoma isn’t following COVID-19 safety guidelines

Federal prisoners threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic complain they and other prisoners weren’t quarantined after having contact with infected people. They also say staff often don’t wear masks.

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StateImpact reporters reflect on eventful 2020

How will the events of last year continue to shape 2021?
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