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Oklahoma Rep. Kevin McDugle to host death penalty study at state Capitol on Oct. 14

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY — State Rep. Kevin McDugle (R-Broken Arrow), will host an interim study this week focusing on death penalty practices and procedures. The event will be presented before the House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, October 14, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Room 206 at the state Capitol. […]

Reflections from an Editor who supports Barrett, advocates for Jones, and ponders H.D. 88

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – From an editor’s internal reflections and notes on recent events, some reflections. President Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the best decision of his often-troubled presidency. She is a high-caliber nominee in the tradition of Antonin Scalia, and […]

Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board should ignore the drama, and provide Justice for Julius: A Commentary

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Public policy development and administration is always a messy and tumultuous process. That has been particularly true of the drama surrounding the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board for several months. One board member, Allen McCall, has been hip-deep in efforts (with others) to make life miserable for fellow […]

Justice for Julius campaign launches “Facebook Live Fridays”

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of the Justice for Julius campaign, “Facebook Live Fridays” has recently been launched as a way to raise awareness of the wrongful conviction of Julius Jones, who has been on Oklahoma’s death row for over 20 years for a murder he did not commit. The […]

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 […]

Special edition of ’20/20’ to feature “The Last Defense” examining Julius Jones death row case airs July 14 on ABC

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A special edition of ABC’S ‘20/20’ airing Tuesday, July 14, will feature former high school basketball state champion and honor student Julius Jones, who is seeking clemency while on death row for murder. The program will air from 7 – 9 p.m. CST. Jones has […]

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 […]

COMMENTARY: Saving Julius Jones: A time for truth, and a time for wisdom

  By Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher of The City Sentinel Thursday, June 11, 2020   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma state Pardon and Parole Board is asking Attorney General Mike Hunter whether or not they have the authority to consider requests for commutation of sentences imposed on death row inmates in our state. Those […]

Prisons and Justice Initiative founder Marc Howard to speak at 29th Annual OK-CADP fundraiser

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 29th Annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) Awards Dinner & Meeting on Saturday, April 25, will feature keynote speaker Marc Howard, Professor of Government and Law at Georgetown University and Director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative. The event will be held at […]

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