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‘Bostock’ Decision called “an incredible victory” – or “an injustice that will have implications in many areas”

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   Oklahoma City – A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court in mid-June reached for what Allie Shinn, executive director of Freedom Oklahoma characterized as ““This is an incredible victory for the movement for LGBTQ+ equality,” she said  “The highest court in the land has ruled today that LGBTQ+ people can […]

Analysis: Pardon and Parole Board Review of Death Sentences: Two Paths

By Randy Bauman, ACLU of Oklahoma, Of Counsel June 23, 2020   Julius Jones is seeking relief from his death sentence per a procedure clearly allowed by law and regulation. Under Article 6, Section 10 of the Oklahoma Constitution, the Governor is given the authority to reduce criminal sentences upon favorable recommendation of the Pardon […]

After anticipating jail COVID surges like Comanche County’s, ACLU encourages quick action to impede coronavirus spread

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel Oklahoma City – The ACLU of Oklahoma this week asked Governor Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow to act quickly to impede the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in state prisons and jails. The group encouraged state government officials to “heed public health experts’ advice […]

ACLU advances model to prevent COVID death surge in prisons and jails

The City Sentinel Online, Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – COVID-19 could claim the lives of approximately 100,000 more people nationwide than current projections stipulate if jail populations are not dramatically and immediately reduced, according to a new epidemiological model released yesterday by the American Civil Liberties Union and academic research partners. The findings indicate that […]

ACLU-OK Smart Justice Campaign to host criminal justice reform press conference Feb. 25

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The ACLU of Oklahoma’s Campaign for Smart Justice and community partners will host a press conference on Tuesday, February 25, focused on criminal justice reform. It will be held at the Oklahoma State Capitol in the Capitol Press Room, Room 432B, 2300 N Lincoln […]

Ryan Kiesel, ACLU of Oklahoma Executive Director to step down in June

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – After more than eight years as executive director of the ACLU of Oklahoma, Ryan Kiesel has announced that he will step down from his role in June of this year. Kiesel will remain with the organization this spring as the Board leads a national search process […]

ACLU-OK Announces 2019 Award Recipients

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma will honor several members of the community during their Annual Meeting and Reception, which will be held in the Forum Room of the Midwest City Library, 8143 E Reno Avenue, on Saturday April 20 at 10 a.m. The […]

ACLU of Oklahoma to hold Annual Membership Meeting on April 20

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The ACLU of Oklahoma will host its Annual Membership Meeting and Angie Debo Award Presentation on Saturday, April 20 at the Midwest City Library Forum Room, 8143 E Reno Ave, from 10 – 12 p.m.  Participants are asked to RSVP to attend. Organizers invite the public to learn about ACLU-OK’s […]

ACLU’s Allie Shinn tapped as new Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Freedom Oklahoma has announced that Allie Shinn will become the organization’s new Executive Director starting March 4. A long time advocate for LGBTQ rights, Shinn comes to Freedom Oklahoma from the ACLU of Oklahoma, where she served as Deputy Director. During her time at […]

Seeking “Smart Justice” and promised reforms Oklahoma’s American Civil Liberties Union organizes Day at Capitol

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – At a late March state Capitol event, the American Civil Liberties of Oklahoma — in collaboration with Smart Justice Oklahoma — pressed legislators to advance promised criminal justice reforms in the current legislative session. In conjunction with a lobbying day they hosted at the state Capitol in Oklahoma […]

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