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An advisory group hired consultants to find structural solutions to some of the Oklahoma County’s Detention Center’s longest running problems.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Clifford Holman will face manslaughter charges for shooting Bennie Edwards.
Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform’s main goal this session is to bring Oklahoma’s prison sentences more in line with the national average.
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.