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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Trucker who died of pneumonia in Atoka Co. Jail told police he was sick, video shows

Michael James Hoeppner was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and died from pneumonia in jail. He had told an arresting officer — at least twice — that he was sick.
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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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In Oklahoma, pregnancy for black women can be a matter of life and death

With a maternal mortality rate three times that of white women, pregnancy for black women in Oklahoma is sometimes a matter of life and death.
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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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AG Hunter: Drugmakers’ ‘greed’ helped ignite opioid crisis in Oklahoma

"How did this happen? I have a short, one-word answer: Greed," Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said during opening statements on Tuesday.
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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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Budget does not include money for treatment and mental health programs mandated by voters

Stitt had initially called for $10 million in appropriations for the voter-mandated County Community Safety Investment Fund as part of his 2020 budget proposal.
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