Oklahoma’s largest private prison plagued by gang violence and lockdowns

“What’s happening out there is just ugly,” Former Oklahoma DOC director Joe Allbaugh said. “There’s no other way to describe it."
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Majority of claims by sexual assault survivors to state crime victim program are denied, data shows

For non-white adult victims of sexual assault, denial rates by the Oklahoma Victims Compensation Program were even higher, according to the data.
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To add hundreds of faculty, Epic Charter Schools obtained personal information of thousands of Oklahoma public school teachers

Epic collected the information, including home and email addresses, of teachers across the state through an open records request to the state department of education.
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Cell by Cell: Suspected of driving drunk, a long-haul trucker died in jail—but he actually had pneumonia

Michael Hoeppner wasn't high or drunk — just deathly ill. He died in an Oklahoma jail without medical treatment.
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The Big Break: A Missouri bank is largest buyer and seller of one Oklahoma tax credit

Between 2012 and 2017, Commerce Bank acquired more than $22.2 million in Oklahoma historic rehabilitation tax credits. Although a Legislative task force and a state commission have recommended reforming the program, state lawmakers have never followed through.
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More Oklahoma women are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and the reasons are myriad

In Oklahoma, one woman dies each month and 70 more have life-threatening complications. The lessons learned from their cases are, for the most part, uncharted.
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After the death of a 16-year old, a judge has ordered new procedures for juveniles at Oklahoma County jail

A new ruling requires speedier assessment of minors booked into the jail to weigh whether they can be transferred to juvenile detention
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Before dying in prison of a ruptured appendix, Joshua England begged for medical attention

A federal lawsuit claims a 21-year old Oklahoma man vomited, wept and lay on floor of his cell doubled over in pain before his death. A doctor never examined him.
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D’Angelo Burgess Fled From Police. Does That Make Him a Killer?

The case raises issues about both felony murder charges and high-speed police pursuits.
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Oklahoma could be test on who will pay — and how much states are willing to accept — for opioid crisis

The state's trial against drugmakers, which is expected to be months long, will start Tuesday.
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