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.

Latest by Quinton Chandler


Prison’s water restored after tower is drained by leak

The inmates kept gallon-sized jugs of drinking water in their cells while crews worked to restore the water.

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DNA exonerates Oklahoma man who spent 26 years in prison for murder

Innocence Project staff say Johnny Tallbear was convicted by eyewitness testimony and inaccurate forensic data provided by a now discredited forensic examiner.

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After veto, county sheriffs insist the state still owes jails money for housing inmates.

County sheriffs heavily supported a bill they hoped would mean larger reimbursements to county jails that hold state prison inmates and a more transparent reimbursement system. The governor vetoed the bill leaving the debate between county sheriffs and the state unresolved.

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Prison program that teaches women to train unwanted dogs upgrades after years of delays

The new facility gives the program a designated building, a new kennel and exercise area with obstacles — and a new grooming area and a walking path.

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Lawsuit accuses juvenile detention center of neglect, letting 16-year-old die

According to the lawsuit, which seeks money for actual and punitive damages, Woods told staff members he had attempted suicide previously and the staff could have saved his life if they had followed their own procedures and checked on him every 15 minutes. 

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Oklahoma prisons overflow as inmates say ‘no’ to parole

Roughly two out of three parole-eligible inmates opt-out of parole hearings. State officials say this contributes to prison overcrowding and hurts their outcomes after they are released.

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Gov. Considering Bill That Removes State Hurdles To Carrying Guns In Public

The bill allows gun owners to carry their firearms openly or hidden from view without getting a permit, passing state background checks or paying the related fees.

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