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Santa Fe Family Life Center annual gala honoring the Henrys, Everest and Ruffin set for September 20

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual John F. Kennedy Community Service Award Gala Dinner is the primary source of funding across all charitable programs at the Santa Fe Family Life Center (“SFFLC”). The annual dinner for SFFLC is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. […]

Oklahoma Legislator George Young Praises Death Penalty Review Commission Report

Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus Chair-elect Rep. George Young has given high praise to the recently released Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission report. Young thanked the bipartisan commission for its work reviewing Oklahoma’s death penalty process. The commission, comprised of 11 members – both men and women from different […]

If recommendations take hold, common existing practices in Oklahoma death penalty cases would be limited

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Many recommendations in a new report from a bipartisan group that spent 18 months examining Oklahoma’s death penalty process would put in place new limits on common practices of prosecutors, bolster training and resources for lawyers defending persons accused of capital crimes, clarify jury instructions and bolster the role […]

ANALYSIS: Death Penalty Review Commission issues sweeping, transformative recommendations

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City, April 25, 2017 –  A startling recommendation to maintain – perhaps indefinitely — the existing moratorium on capital punishment in Oklahoma is getting the most attention after release of the final report of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission. However, many of the panel’s other recommendations, if put into effect, […]

In major report, Death Penalty Review Commission recommends extension of execution moratorium

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, April 25, 2017  – The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission issued a unanimous recommendation that the state extend the moratorium on the death penalty which has been in place for more than two years. In a state Capitol press conference, former Governor Brad Henry, commission co-chair, told reporters, “The […]

Bipartisan Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission to release highly anticipated findings April 25

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission will release its highly anticipated report on Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at a press conference in the State Capitol press room #432B. The “first of its kind” commission was announced in March 2016. The report has involved […]

Dialogue Institute OKC’s annual Friendship Dinner set to benefit Positive Tomorrows

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 13th Annual Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City’s Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 30. The event will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 741 N. Phillips Avenue, in the downtown Medical Center.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served […]

Oklahoma Bipartisan Death Penalty Review Commission formed, supported

Staff Report A group of prominent Oklahomans have joined together to form a blue-ribbon, bipartisan Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission. The Commission will conduct what a press statement called “the first-ever independent, objective and thorough review of the state’s entire capital punishment system.” News of the group’s formation first came in news bulletins the afternoon […]

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