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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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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Judge allows some additional discovery in “Innocent Man” case, but denies request to depose alternate suspect

Ward’s attorneys also asked the court for permission to subpoena a photo array lineup provided to witnesses by police, documents from the OSBI regarding separate unsolved convenience store abductions that took place in the region the year before Haraway’s disappearance.
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Despite progress, Oklahoma’s hepatitis C problem goes largely untreated in prisons

Since July 1, only 243 inmates — or about 8 percent of those affected — have received drugs that could cure the disease, according to data provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
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‘Largest single-day commutation in nation’s history’ expected to take place in Oklahoma next month

Thanks to new state law, Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board Executive Director Steve Bickley expects more than 400 inmates to pass through expedited commutation process Nov. 1.
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Bartlesville family copes with questions, loss, following fatal officer-involved shooting

A Bartlesville family has questioned the police narrative and what they feel is the secrecy surrounding the June 1 officer-involved shooting of Thomas Goodeyes Gay.
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Oklahoma City PD is changing the way it investigates rape following a botched case

Connie Williams's sexual assault complaint wasn't investigated for seven years.  
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‘Radical Islam’ training course for Oklahoma police removed and changes made to CLEET’s ‘accreditation’ process

The changes came following a Frontier story that showed CLEET, Oklahoma's law enforcement training agency, was not truly accrediting classes it promoted to officers.
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