Cell by Cell: The complete list of people who died in Oklahoma jails in 2020

The Frontier is again tracking every jail death in Oklahoma in 2020. We hope to uncover more about how and why people die in Oklahoma jails.
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Death penalty talks begin, but it’s unclear when executions will resume

The last execution in Oklahoma was five years ago today. State agencies have begun to discuss ways to resume capital punishment, but difficulties abound and it's unclear if executions will begin again in 2020.
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Former longtime superintendent faces criminal, civil cases alleging child sexual abuse

The civil and criminal cases against Gary Young are believed to be the first tests of Oklahoma's Hidden Predators Act, which extended the age alleged child sexual abuse victims could file cases.
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Almost eight months after three children were shot by police in Hugo, still no ruling from the DA

In late April Hugo police shot a robbery suspect as well as three small children. Almost eight months later the DA has yet to rule on the case and told The Frontier he will not discuss it.
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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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Despite move to new cells, struggle over solitary confinement for death row prisoners continues

The Department of Corrections has made changes to the way it houses death row inmates, but some argue they haven't gone far enough.
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In 2020, CLEET mental health training to be reviewed by state’s department of mental health

The change comes following a story by The Frontier that showed CLEET's mental health courses were not being reviewed for appropriateness prior to being offered to officers.
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Lawsuit: Grady Co. jail violated several laws, state jail standards in man’s death

Justin Xaochay Thao, 20, died in an Oklahoma City hospital after Grady County jailers found him hanging in an isolated in cell. In the time leading up to his death, Thao yelled out several pleas to jailers, video provided by the family’s attorney shows.
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‘Just stay positive, don’t give up:’ Hundreds leave prison Monday following largest commutation in nation’s history

“Oh my God, I’m so happy,” Kisha Snider hollered and wiped the tears streaming down her face. Her cousin hugged her, then posed for a flock of television cameras, yelling: “We’re going home!”
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‘Important step forward:’ Pardon and Parole Board recommends commutation for more than 500 inmates

House Bill 1269 went into effect Friday morning, and within hours Gov. Kevin Stitt had signed off on hundreds of commutations.
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