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Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty analyzes grand jury report

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Wednesday, May 26, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY – The leading group organizing continued opposition to the state’s use of executions as a means of punishment held a major press conference at the Oklahoma state Capitol the morning after the multi-county grand jury presented a lengthy report about its deliberations. The Oklahoma Coalition […]

Oklahoma Grand Jury report runs 106 pages, delivering strong criticism of death penalty process

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor The Oklahoma multi-county grand jury, which began studying the state’s controversial death penalty process last year, issued its report today, Thurs, May 19. Staff for Attorney General Scott Pruitt delivered the report in the courtroom of Judge Don Deason. The investigative panel began after Oklahoma Corrections Department officials prepared the lethal […]

By the numbers, for whom the bells toll: 1 grand jury, (more than) 2 death penalty foes, 3 resignations, 4 months of investigation, and 5 men – including Richard Glossip – on death row

By Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – After the near-execution of Richard Glossip on September 30, 2015, Attorney General Scott Pruitt — with the agreement of Governor Mary Fallin — sought a 37-day stay of execution while a range of irregularities in the state’s death penalty process were investigated. The stay, approved by the judiciary, […]

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