Cell by Cell: The complete list of people who have died in Oklahoma jails in 2019

The Frontier is tracking every jail death in Oklahoma in 2019. We hope to uncover more about how and why people die in Oklahoma jails. 
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GRDA board approves $40,000 raise for CEO, votes to decommission plant’s coal-fired unit

The raise, which was voted on by the board after it was discussed in executive session, puts Sullivan’s annual salary at $330,000.
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Two reported sexual assaults at state-contracted group homes spur concerns over supervision

One mother said employees would only allow her son to sit on a hard plastic chair with a piece of paper taped to it that read, “(Eric) only.” He was kept secluded from other boys, she said.
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In Oklahoma, political focus is on mental health, not guns

Most politicians questioned by The Frontier in the wake of the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio supported mental health reforms and the Second Amendment.
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Political donations around legislative session leave lawmakers’ campaigns $1.3 million wealthier

Lawmakers took tens of thousands of dollars in donations from individuals and PACs who were not registered as lobbyists during the session, and PACs made thousands of dollars in donations to legislators leading up to the session and after the session.
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