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  1. Pain and punishment; Richard Glossip and the death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    Worldwide attention has been fixed on Oklahoma State Penitentiary recently as Oklahoma is one of a handful of state's pushing ahead with state-funded execution for convicted murders. Capital punishment has come under fire recently as lethal injection drugs became unavailable, opening the door for last-minute legal maneuvering and re-igniting the discussion on cruel and unusual punishment.

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  2. Supreme Court halts Oklahoma executions over drugRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | UAport

    This Oct. 9, 2014 photo shows the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File via CBS affiliate KFMB WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has ordered Oklahoma to postpone lethal injections executions using a controversial sedative until the court rules in a challenge involving the drug.

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  3. What's next after Supreme Court agrees to review execution protocols?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Los Angeles Times

    The Supreme Court agreed to consider a challenge from three Oklahoma inmates who argue that the state's method of execution at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court agreed to consider a challenge from three Oklahoma inmates who argue that the state's method of execution at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester is unconstitutional.

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  4. Murals of the "Mad Artist" of McAlester finally being restoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | NewsOK.com

    For more than half a century, four murals painted by a murder convict at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary hung in the prison's rotunda. After decades of deterioration, and several more of being stored in a shed, those murals are finally being restored.

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  5. Supreme Court will review use of lethal injectionsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | UAport

    Richard Wolf, USA TODAY 5:16 p.m. EST January 23, 2015 The gurney in the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla.

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  6. Dying Oklahoma inmate's last words stir questionsRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Poteau Daily News & Sun

    ... request for clemency. Randy Lopez, a retired prison guard who spent his entire career at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, said there is a brotherhood among death row inmates and that he thinks Warner was "hamming it up." Warner and other death row ...

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  7. Dying Oklahoma inmate's last words stir questionsRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 17 | Morning Journal

    ... request for clemency. Randy Lopez, a retired prison guard who spent his entire career at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, said there is a brotherhood among death row inmates and that he thinks Warner was "hamming it up." Warner and other death row ...

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  8. Oklahoma carries out its first execution since botched oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is pictured in McAlester, Okla. Oklahoma plans to resume executions Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, after bot... (AP Photo/File). FILE - ...

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  9. Inmate shows no obvious distress in Oklahoma executionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    ... of Corrections, announces the time of death of inmate Charles Warner to the media at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Warner was ex... (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Media witness Sean Murphy, right, of the ...

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  10. U.S. inmate's last words stir questions about whether he was in pain during executionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | CTV

    ... ms to help their fellow inmates' legal challenge. The gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla., is pictured, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP / Sue Ogrocki, File)

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    Friday Jan 16 | Daily Star

    ... midazolam in the three-drug style of lethal injections. Warner's execution went ahead at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma, yesterday after a US Supreme Court voted in a split 5-4 ruling to turn down the prisoners' appeal and reject ...

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  12. Oklahoma puts to death first inmate since botched execution and he...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Daily Mail

    ... declared him dead at 7:28 p.m. CST. The New York Daily News reports that Warner's execution at Oklahoma State Penitentiary comes after they went before the Supreme Court following the botched execution and spend $71,000 on 'upgrades.' Supreme Court ...

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  13. Oklahoma executes Charles WarnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | KRBE-FM Houston

    ... of his then-girlfriend's 11-month-old daughter in the summer of 1997. He was executed at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, about 130 miles east of Oklahoma City. Warner was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m. CT (8:28 p.m. ET). "Justice was ...

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  14. Botched Oklahoma execution haunts inmate as death nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | KRBE-FM Houston

    Richard Glossip has spent 17 years in a tiny cell in H Unit of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, close to the death chamber. Every execution is a reminder that his turn will come one day.

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  15. Convicted murderers executed in US states Oklahoma and FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | South China Morning Post

    The gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, where convicted murderer and rapist Charles Warner lost his life on Thursday. Photo: AP Oklahoma put to death convicted murderer and rapist Charles Warner on Thursday, its first execution since a faulty lethal injection last April sparked widespread criticism and led the state to draw up new protocols for its death chamber.

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  16. Oklahoma to resume executions after 9-month delayRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | Marietta Times

    After a nearly nine-month delay prompted by a botched lethal injection last spring, Oklahoma plans to execute a death row inmate Thursday with the same three-drug method Florida intends to use about an hour earlier. Oklahoma prison officials ordered new medical equipment, more extensive training for staff and renovated the execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary to prevent the kind of problems that arose during the execution of Clayton Lockett in April.

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  17. Death penalty opponents seek halt to Oklahoma executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | KSWO

    ... governor to stop the execution of Charles Warner. Warner is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Former state Sen. Connie Johnson said holding an execution on the day of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, ...

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  18. In Oklahoma tonight, there will be less media observers at the executionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Poynter Online

    ... On Thursday, he made the same trip down Interstate 40 for the same reason. Tonight, when Oklahoma State Penitentiary executes Charles Frederick Warner, Brewer, a reporter with The Oklahoman, is not sure what will happen. And that's because of what ...

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  19. Death penalty opponents seek halt to Oklahoma executionRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | KTEN-TV Denison

    ... governor to stop the execution of Charles Warner. Warner is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Former state Sen. Connie Johnson said holding an execution on the day of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, ...

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  20. Botched Oklahoma execution haunts inmate as death nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | KSMB-FM Lafayette

    Richard Glossip has spent 17 years in a tiny cell in H Unit of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, close to the death chamber. Every execution is a reminder that his turn will come one day.

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