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OKG Newsletter


Topic: corrections

Righting wrongs

OCU law students are working to identify and remedy cases of wrongful conviction.


News

C.G. Niebank
Although it’s said justice is blind, and thus fair, mistakes are sometimes made — and innocent people are wrongfully convicted of crimes.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Capital punishment conundrum


CFN

Gazette staff
It’s become more difficult for the state corrections department to execute executions.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fixing a role in parole


Commentary

Harry Coates
The state Department of Corrections struggles financially every year because we have some of the most overcrowded prisons in the country.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Point: Overhauling criminal justice


Commentary

Kris Steele
Building on momentum from recent years, the Legislature this session enacted the most significant criminal justice reform of the modern era through House Bill 3052.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Game on


CFN

Gazette staff
Hooray! We can kill again!
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Correction needed for correctional officers


Commentary

Sean Wallace
Are you willing to supervise as many as 200 inmates by yourself? To assess and react appropriately to extremely violent situations such as rapes, suicides and stabbings? To work with inmates who have communicable diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis or hepatitis?
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Prisoners and pooches

A new documentary, "The Dogs of Lexington," chronicles a unique program involving inmates and dogs.


News

Nicole Hill
Half scruff, half scrap, Sarge drapes his small frame over the right leg of Bill Miller as the man, with concerted tenderness, rubs circles in Sarge's black-and-white coat.
 
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Before bars

The ReMerge Oklahoma program works with women to keep them out of prison, often breaking cycles of abuse and addiction.


News

M.A. Smith
ReMerge Oklahoma, an alternative sentencing program for pregnant offenders and moms, is working to help reunite mothers with their children while decreasing the female offender rates in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sex offenders are now less offender-y?


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma’s sex offender registry is about to get a lot shorter due to a state Supreme Court ruling that prohibits the Department of Corrections from retroactively applying sex offender laws.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BREAKING: Botched execution creates new chapter in capital punishment debate


News

Ben Felder
In the end, Clayton Derrell Lockett’s botched execution was still quicker and less violent than that of Stephanie Neiman, the 19-year-old girl he himself executed in 1999.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
 
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