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Virtual Capital City Black Film Festival will spotlight mental health

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) will host its eighth annual film competition December 4-6 in Austin, Texas. This year’s virtual event will deliver a “best-in-class experience with thought-provoking programming, virtual networking opportunities, and films and music videos presented by talented filmmakers from across the globe,” […]

Doing Some Heavy Lifting: Commuting Julius Jones — and Ending Executions in Oklahoma

Patrick B. McGuigan Published July 19, 2020. Updated: July 26, 2020   OKLAHOMA CITY – Just 13 months ago, the two attorneys leading efforts to save the life of Julius Jones – who I do not believe committed an act of murder in 1999 – unveiled their drive to encourage the Oklahoma Pardon & Parole […]

COMMENTARY: In the search for justice, the job of advocates is to advocate

By Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In news parlance, state Attorney General Mike Hunter “drove the news cycle” on Monday, July 6. In a passionate presentation, he pulled together (with backing materials for reporters and to the public) the government’s case against Julius Jones — who was sent to Oklahoma’s death row […]

Lawyer for death row inmates calls June and July “reasonable timeframe” for key issues in Oklahoma lethal injection case

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Today, May 5, Judge Stephen Friot of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ordered Oklahoma state officials to provide additional information to death row prisoners about the State’s plans for training protocols related to lethal injection executions. The Oklahoma […]

Attorneys challenge Oklahoma’s proposed return to “risky and incomplete” lethal injection protocol

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Attorneys for Oklahoma death row prisoners have filed a Motion to Reopen the prisoners’ lethal injection protocol lawsuit, which was administratively closed in 2015 pursuant to a Joint Stipulation between the prisoners and the state. On February 13, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Attorney General […]

Oklahoma to resume state killings after acquiring same lethal injection drugs used in botched executions

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – State officials announced today, (Feb. 13), that Oklahoma would resume executions with an “updated version” of the lethal injection drugs used in past botched executions in Oklahoma. A press conference was held by Attorney General Mike Hunter Thursday morning accompanied by Gov. Kevin Stitt, […]

National Julius Jones Petition Day – supporting his clemency – set for Dec. 11

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Wednesday, December 11, Change.org is partnering with the Julius Jones Coalition for ‘National Julius Jones Petition Day’. This social media advocacy effort will encourage citizens nationwide to sign the online petition supporting Oklahoma death row prisoner, Julius Jones’ clemency application. The event is […]

COMMENTARY: Checking it Twice: David Prater is sometimes Naughty, Not Nice

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater was recently accused, in news stories that garnered nationwide attention, of starting an improper investigation of former Oklahoma Speaker of the House Kris Steele because of disagreements over policy issues. The allegations came from a former public employee, an investigator who […]

Lawyers, Activists seek Clemency for Julius Jones. Case issues detailed

Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones plan to press for clemency for their client. The news was shared at a recent event supporting Oklahoma’s leading organization coordinating efforts to end capital punishment in Oklahoma. Lawyers announce clemency campaign to seek “Justice for Julius” At that […]

OK-CADP fundraiser features Innocence Project’s Vanessa Potkin and pays tribute to death penalty foe Jim Rowan

By Patrick B. McGuigan and Darla Shelden OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –Nearly 200 guests attended the 28th Annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) Awards Dinner & Meeting on Saturday, June 8 at the Capitol View Event Center in Oklahoma City. The evening included a cocktail reception, a buffet dinner by Ingrid’s Catering, followed by an awards program.  Flowers were […]

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