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COMMENTARY: Let’s call the whole thing off: As policy and for principle, no more executions

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 – Over the past several years, doubts about the validity of death sentences and executions in this state, both past and pending, have increased. There is absolutely no reason to believe that there is any likely scenario in which this state […]

Members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission worked dutifully for one year – Read the Report!

  Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – When former Governor Brad Henry, a Democrat, and members of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission – the first of its kind nationally – convened last year — they quickly settled on a few things. First, they would study the entire process of capital punishment in Oklahoma, from […]

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 […]

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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