Unable to purchase execution equipment, Oklahoma poised to build the device itself

Monday will mark five years since the botched Clayton Lockett execution. As Oklahoma attempts to move forward with a new death penalty protocol, the state is finding that implementing it will be harder than anticipated.
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Construction projects halted as state DEQ issues second order against Carlton Landing’s water district

After revelations the town’s water district had pumped millions of gallons of water from its sewage lagoons onto U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land and into Lake Eufaula, records show progress on building projects the town requested on public land was ordered halted.
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Still Waiting: Oklahoma prosecutors seek life without parole again in most juvenile cases up for review

While 21 states have moved to ban life without parole for juveniles, all legislative efforts to do so in Oklahoma have failed.
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Still Waiting: Convicted of murder as a teenager, Dana Barker now hopes for freedom

“I should have gone to prison,” Dana Barker said. “I did something horrible, but I don’t know that I should have given up the rest of my life.”
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Still Waiting: Oklahoma’s juvenile life without parole prisoners struggle to get attorneys, new hearings

The courts say dozens of Oklahoma prisoners serving life without parole for crimes they committed as teenagers have the right to new sentences, but many are still waiting for a second chance.
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Records: Town’s water district dumped millions of gallons of water from sewer lagoons into Lake Eufaula

Carlton Landing’s water district was fined and placed under a consent order by the Oklahoma DEQ after it failed to complete the requirements of a separate consent order, issued after repeated violations, an investigation by The Frontier found.
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Cell by Cell: Oklahoma County jail’s poor design contributes to safety, security issues

Construction of the Oklahoma County jail was funded by a temporary penny sales tax that built the problem-riddled facility. But there was no new, permanent source of revenue to totally pay for the maintenance and upkeep of the jail after the sales tax expired.
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Sunshine Week: Rules governing Oklahoma law enforcement not considered a public record by many agencies

Many Oklahoma law enforcement agencies and their attorneys have argued the Oklahoma Open Records Act only covers a sliver of very specific records held by a department.
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OU’s baboon breeding program is ending, but the animals will still be bred for medical research

OU’s baboon breeding program has been transferred to the Michale E. Keeling Center near Bastrop, Texas.
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Bill would authorize, require Oklahoma election board to periodically check voters’ U.S. citizenship status

State election board officials told The Frontier they do not know how feasible the bill's directive would be.
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