Lockdown in DOC suspends prison education programs

The confinement of inmates to their cells in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 has also meant the pause of classes for thousands of students in Oklahoma prisons who were working on degrees and vocational certificates. 
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Inmates will be considered for medical release due to pandemic

Pardon and Parole Executive Director Steven Bickley said the 14 names will be considered at a May 13 meeting and were offered at the request of Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow. 
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Oklahoma has a supply of the drugs needed to carry out an execution — it just doesn’t have the drugs themselves

Oklahoma was one of several states asked to turn over lethal injection drugs to hospitals to help with COVID-19 surges. But the state doesn't actually have any of the drugs.
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Police shooting of three Hugo children during pursuit ruled justified

The shooting wounded the driver, who was suspected in a pizza store robbery, and three small children who were in the vehicle's backseat at the time. One child had a bullet lodged in her brain.
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‘Dad was killed’: Twenty five years of despair, hope and rebuilding a family

It has been 25 years since Jay Curry's father was killed in the Oklahoma City Bombing. It has taken almost that long to pick up the pieces.
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Oklahoma prison system stops accepting newly sentenced prisoners amid pandemic

In a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Oklahoma prison system has locked its doors to newly sentenced prisoners from county jails from around the state. 
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Answering your COVID-19 questions

We know you have questions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Oklahoma, and we're doing our best to get you answers.
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Bar association recommends censure for DA’s office supervisor who oversaw unlicensed non-attorneys

Every case worked on by unlicensed interns at the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office between 2017 and 2018 is potentially voidable, a lawyer for the Oklahoma Bar Association testified in a disciplinary hearing Wednesday.
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Jails and prisons across Oklahoma are looking to prevent, prepare for COVID-19

Though jails and prisons are contained by nature, health experts have long warned that detention facilities are vulnerable to infectious disease spread.
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‘It will be intense’: Board prepares for clemency requests following execution restart

Pardon and Parole Board Director Steven Bickley said he wanted to schedule six training sessions before the end of summer on how the clemency process works, the psychological impact and how to prepare for a hearing.
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