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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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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OKC police name officers who killed Bennie Edwards

Oklahoma City Police Department released the names of officers who shot Bennie Edwards.

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Protest follows police killing of Oklahoma City man

A man who sold flowers was killed by police, Friday night. Police say he had a knife.

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Did George Floyd’s death affect Oklahoma’s elections?

Black Lives Matter protesters urged Oklahomans to go to the polls after Minnesota police killed George Floyd. Did the energy felt in street protests translate into Oklahomans’ polling places?

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Early release dates for Oklahoma prisoners just got pushed back

The state prison population is projected to grow an additional 3.6% in two years after the state Department of Corrections eliminated a method of shortening prisoners’ sentences.

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After uncertain polling SQ 805 fails by wide margin

State Question 805 failed by a more than 20 point margin.

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SQ805 attacks lengthy prison sentences; opponents say there would be unintended consequences

State Question 805 asks voters to change the state’s constitution so courts can’t use a controversial sentencing tool to increase punishments for people with past felony convictions. The change wouldn’t apply to people convicted of violent crimes.

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