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A.G. Mike Hunter’s grand jury issues no indictments, blames mismanagement for Health Department crisis

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter on May 17 released the multicounty grand jury report and the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s investigative performance audit, closing the state’s investigation into the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The overarching conclusions of both the grand jury report and the audit are widespread mismanagement, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watch-Out, One: His gut says no indictments in death penalty probe, as Joe Allbaugh tackles Corrections reform

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Joe Allbaugh, interim director at the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, said “my gut tells me” there will not be any indictments forthcoming as a result of a current multi-county grand jury investigation of the state’s death penalty process. Referring to this reporter Albaugh said, “Pat, I have no […]

A request for reader input: Why, or why not, the death penalty?

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Early in his tenure as interim director at Oklahoma’s troubled Department of Corrections, Joe Allbaugh told The Tulsa World he believed in the death penalty and that it would one day resume in Oklahoma. Concerning the controversies that for a time made Oklahoma the center of national […]

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