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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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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Oklahoma earns D- for premature births on March of Dimes annual report card

The report, released on Monday, found a preterm birthrate of  11.4 percent  in the state, an increase compared to 11.1 percent last year
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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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‘Very alarming’: Cases of congenital syphilis are climbing in Oklahoma

In the past year, cases of congenital syphilis — when a mother passes syphilis along to the baby during pregnancy — increased by 92 percent. There were 12 cases recorded in 2018 and 23 cases recorded so far this year, data shows.
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Oklahoma’s opioid trial is over, but legal battles against drug companies persist

More than 60 Oklahoma cities, counties and tribes are in the midst of litigation with drug companies such as Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson in federal court.
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An Oklahoma hospital has a new system to reduce C-sections: It starts with a simple whiteboard.

Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa is one of four hospitals in the country to take part in a pilot program aimed to reduce C-section delivery rates.
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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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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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