Honor System: Agency tasked with continuing education of Oklahoma officers takes training ‘on good faith’

CLEET is responsible for accreditation of “continuing education” officers receive, but the agency said the quality of the curriculum is based on the “honor system.”
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I spent six months reviewing Oklahoma’s juvenile life without parole cases and found the state might be violating prisoners’ constitutional rights

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that life without parole should be reserved for only juveniles who are incapable of rehabilitation. Oklahoma has lagged behind in reviewing these cases under new legal standards.
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In McAlester officer-involved shooting, many questions, but few answers

Mark "Anson" Schoggins was shot and killed by authorities in July. Weeks later, his family is still waiting for answers for their many questions.
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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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‘False, deceptive and misleading:’ Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million in landmark opioid trial, judge rules

The judge's landmark decision is the first in the nation to hold a drug company responsible for contributing to the opioid crisis. There are hundreds of similar lawsuits pending across the U.S. in state and federal courts
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$3.2 million settlement reached in Carter Co. jail death case

An employee at the Sheriff's Office on Wednesday afternoon found a key piece of evidence related to Manos' care at the jail that had not been disclosed before the trial, which started on Monday.
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Judge orders release from prison or new trial for ‘Innocent Man’ defendant Karl Fontenot

Convicted in 1985 of the murder of Donna "Denice" Haraway, Karl Fontenot now must either be granted a new trial or be released from prison permanently, a judge said Wednesday.
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As testimony continues, trial in Michael Manos’ death hits a few snags

Jailers at the Carter County jail declined to send Michael Manos to the hospital just four days before he died in his cell, a former paramedic testified Wednesday.
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Carter Co. jail didn’t train staff on medical protocols, former deputy testifies

The former detention deputy testified another deputy found Manos unresponsive while passing out medication to inmates. The deputy nudged Manos with his foot before continuing to pass out medicine to other inmates. He did not alert other staff until he was finished.
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Following teen’s death, state agency recommends Oklahoma County Jail change its suicide prevention policies

The death of 16-year old John Leroy Daniel Applegate raised questions about the oversight of juveniles awaiting trial at county jails in the state.
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