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Reader Poll Part Two: The Death Penalty – Why or why not?

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor June 5, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY — Although polling organizations continue to find majority support for capital punishment for the worst crimes, public affirmation of the ultimate sanction appears to be slipping. Here in Oklahoma, polls indicate that many who have previously backed executions have shifted toward a preference for penalties […]

Oklahoma Grand Jury says Corrections Department ‘failed to do its job,’ in process that was often ‘careless, cavalier’

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – A grand jury investigating the controversial death penalty protocols in Oklahoma has issued a detailed report containing no indictments, but nonetheless amounting to a relentless critique and dissection of the use/misuse of drugs in legal injections. An attorney for Richard Glossip, whose near-execution triggered a cascade of shocking […]

Oklahoma Grand Jury report runs 106 pages, delivering strong criticism of death penalty process

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The Oklahoma multi-county grand jury, which began studying the state’s controversial death penalty process last year, issued its report today, Thurs, May 19. Staff for Attorney General Scott Pruitt delivered the report in the courtroom of Judge Don Deason. The investigative panel began after Oklahoma Corrections Department officials prepared the lethal […]

Reader Poll: The Death Penalty – Why or why not?

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor May 14, 2016 With U.S. policy in flux over the death penalty as a result of  botched executions, lethal injection drug search, exonerations of the wrongfully convicted (possibly Richard Glossip) and ongoing grand jury hearings, our readers reviewed the ultimate sanction. OKLAHOMA CITY – As debate over the death penalty […]

More than the Richard Glossip case: For the Constitution, for social justice, for reasons pragmatic and humane, put the death penalty into mothballs

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Oklahoma City – The execution of Richard Glossip, a resident of death row at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester for 18 years, has been delayed four times. He ordered three “final meals,” and ate two of them, each time awaiting his date with lethal injection. After nearly two decades […]

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