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After anticipating jail COVID surges like Comanche County’s, ACLU encourages quick action to impede coronavirus spread

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel Oklahoma City – The ACLU of Oklahoma this week asked Governor Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow to act quickly to impede the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in state prisons and jails. The group encouraged state government officials to “heed public health experts’ advice […]

Watch-Out, Two: Allbaugh says state prison crisis bears “uncanny” resemblance to what Texas faced

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Joe Allbaugh, interim director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, says Oklahoma’s prison overcrowding issues bear an “uncanny” resemblance and many parallels to the funding and management crisis that was intensifying in the Lone Star State 22 years ago. In 1995 and 1997, while Allbaugh worked in government, […]

ReMerge celebrates ninth graduating class as successful rehabilitation and recovery efforts continue

Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter A ReMerge graduation event at the Oklahoma History Center celebrated four Oklahoma women who successfully completed the yearlong diversion program earlier this month. Congratulations go out to the newest four ReMerge graduates – Anshanique, Casey, Kristy, and Shari. “I was using every day in my addiction,” said Anshanique, ReMerge Graduate […]

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