Several counties have begun releasing jail prisoners. They want to have fewer people in their jails for the virus to infect.
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Oklahoma schools and county jails are looking for ways to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay.
State officials want to help hundreds of corrections employees who didn’t get a raise last year. It’s unclear if a bill that could fix the problem will be approved.
State prisons are on lockdown after investigators found signs fights could be started in prisons around the state.
Oklahoma has reduced it’s imprisonment rate but the criminal justice experts say they expect the prison population to continue growing in the next six years.
Oklahoma has found a new supply of lethal injection drugs and plans to resume executions. The state must wait 150 days after death row inmates’ defense teams review the new execution rules before it can schedule an execution.
StateImpact reporters combed through 4,500 pieces of legislation. Here are some trends they found.
Stable housing options are limited for people leaving Oklahoma prisons. People running transitional housing options that offer a temporary residence where people can get on their feet say they can’t completely meet the demand.
Following the nation’s largest commutation, the state and community nonprofits are preparing to help several hundred people who were released from prison in the same day.
In a federal class action lawsuit, the Canadian County District Court is accused of discriminating against defendants with disabilities and imposing unaffordable bail amounts on poor people.