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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AG assigns interim board of directors to handle city, county Purdue settlement funds

The interim board of directors will oversee a foundation that will distribute funds to cities and counties participating in the Purdue settlement.
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Uncertainty over how state’s settlement with Purdue Pharma will impact other lawsuits

Some attorneys have raised concerns that Oklahoma's settlement with Purdue, reached last week, could interfere with their lawsuits, which are independent from the state’s. Others are unsure whether they will elect to participate.
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Oklahoma reaches $270 million settlement with Purdue and Sacklers in opioid lawsuit

“This begins a new chapter for those struggling with addiction,” Attorney General Mike Hunter said at a news conference at the OSU Center for Health Sciences on Tuesday afternoon.
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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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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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State begins seeking private vendors for SoonerCare eligibility checks required by new law

Because the Oklahoma Health Care Authority is still awaiting responses to the request for proposals, the agency is unable to say how the SoonerCare eligibility determination process would change.
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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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Oklahoma is approaching its trial date with Purdue, but it’s unclear how much the state is seeking in damages

If Oklahoma's case continues on its course to go to trial in May, eyes will be on the state. The case would be the first to go to trial among the hundreds of opioid lawsuits pending in state and federal courts across the country.
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