By the time deadly riot rocked private prison, company that ran it had reaped millions in state tax dollars

While private prison company CCA reaped more than $2 million in taxpayer benefits, one of their prisons saw the deadliest riot in Oklahoma history. Meanwhile state prisons languished under financial difficulties.
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Jurors view video of Williams’ last hours in Tulsa’s jail

During the first day of testimony in a federal trial, jurors watched a 10 minute video of Elliott Williams trying to reach food and water as he lay paralyzed on the floor of his Tulsa jail cell.
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Jury selected in Elliott Williams case

The jury is made up of five women and five men. Attorneys clashed Wednesday over attempts by the defense to remove all three black jurors from the pool.
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‘They treated him worse than a dog’

A civil rights trial gets underway in federal court in the 2011 death of Elliott Williams. His brother says Elliott deserves justice.
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Experts identified at least 10 Tulsa jail deaths since 2006 as possibly preventable

The 10 cases reviewed by The Frontier add up to one in three inmate deaths in the last decade that experts and medical records state might have been prevented with better care.
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TCSO attorneys: Jurors shouldn’t see Elliott Williams’ videotaped death

Attorneys for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office asserted the video actually failed to capture Williams moving around, eating and drinking despite his apparent paralysis.
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After serving 30 years for murder, Joe Allison died alone in his apartment. Did he deserve better?

He was a Navy vet who did 30 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend. He paid his debt to society and was released. Then he died alone.
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Attorneys file motion to disqualify judge on Elliott Williams case, cite conflict of interest

The request to disqualify U.S. District Judge John Dowdell occurred just hours before a pre-trial hearing began Thursday. The motion argued Dowdell should be disqualified because the judge was a partner in a law firm that litigated a case against Tulsa County almost a decade ago.
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TCSO should have answer to body cam query by this summer

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has perhaps one final hurdle to clear before outfitting patrol deputies with body camera equipment.
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Protestors march through downtown in response to President Trump’s executive actions

As a dual-citizen of the United States and Brazil, Danielle Carlotti knows what it's like to live as a foreigner in a different country.
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