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Whetsel to Retire after 20 Years as Oklahoma County Sheriff
Adam Banner - Friday, February 10, 2017

Earlier this month, Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel announced that he will retire effective March 1, 2017, paving the way for a new Sheriff in Oklahoma County for the first time in two decades. Read More

Cooperation with Vera Institute Could Lead to Significant Jail Reform
Adam Banner - Monday, February 15, 2016

Almost since its first day in operation in 1991, the Oklahoma County Jail has been plagued with problems. In recent years, the jail's issues became so severe that the United States Department of Justice has threatened civil litigation and a federal takeover if the county did not clean up its act when it came to the jail. After an investigation revealed more than 60 civil liberties violations at the jail, the Justice Department gave the county a limited time to either fix the problems or face the consequences.  Read More

Supreme Court Gives Teens Sentenced to Life a Second Chance
Adam Banner - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Figuring out how to punish juveniles accused of serious crimes has been difficult for the American justice system. Science has proven that brain development is not complete until adulthood, and teens and young adults struggle with impulse control and a full understanding of consequence, cause, and effect until their brains are fully developed. However, the inability to fully understand one's actions and control one's impulses does not completely mitigate violent crime and eliminate a necessity for harsh penalties. Read More

Death Penalty Drugs Debate
Adam Banner - Thursday, March 06, 2014

As states scramble to decide the best course of action for dealing with the national shortage of death penalty drugs, Louisiana has taken a somewhat sensible position: the state has postponed the execution of one of its inmates in order to review the constitutionality of its new proposed poison – I mean “protocol.”  Read More

Prison Sex in Oklahoma
Adam Banner - Friday, February 28, 2014

A federal appeals court ruling may have significant impact on civil rights lawsuits filed by Oklahoma inmates who have sex with Corrections employees. Read More

Oklahoma Prisons: Overcrowded and Understaffed
Adam Banner - Monday, January 27, 2014

The recent assault of a case worker at an Oklahoma prison has prompted public scrutiny of staffing concerns at state correctional facilities. Read More

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