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  1. Well-travelled journalistRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 6 | Belfast Today

    ... made initial inquiries with contacts in the US, a few weeks later Mr Woods found himself in Oklahoma State Penitentiary waiting outside the death chamber where he was to be a witness to Richard Glossip's execution. Mr Woods said: "I hadn't been ...

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  2. Another year in deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 31 | The Washington Post

    The gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla., in 2014. BY AT least one important measure, the Trump administration's simplistic get-tough-on-crime rhetoric did not move the country backward in the president's first year: The death penalty, which Americans once favored at near-consensus rates, was a historically rare punishment.

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  3. Reason death chamber is emptyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | NEWS.com.au

    IT was once among the busiest in America, but this state has been forced to "fine tune" its procedure after a horror 43-minute execution. The gurney in the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

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  4. Former Oklahoma inmate who led prisons lawsuit dies at 80Read the original story

    Friday Dec 29 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Bobby Battle, a former Oklahoma inmate whose decades-long lawsuit against the Department of Corrections sparked major reforms in the state's prison system, has died at the age of 80. Battle's daughter, Jasmine Battle, said her father died Monday at a hospital in Midwest City after suffering from pneumonia in recent weeks. Battle filed the lawsuit in 1972 while an inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester over conditions at the prison.

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  5. Three years of quiet for once-busy Oklahoma death chamberRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 29 | Christian Science Monitor

    Oklahoma will enter its third year without an execution in 2018 while prison officials and state attorneys work to fine tune its procedure for putting condemned inmates to death. A gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla.

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  6. Once busy Oklahoma death chamber stays quiet into 3rd yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 28 | The News-Review

    The gurney in the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma in 2014. A state with one of the busiest death chambers in the country in recent decades, Oklahoma will enter its third year without an execution in 2018 .

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  7. Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate's death under investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 18 | NewsOK.com

    Tycen Drew Ellett, 30, was found dead Dec. 10, said Matt Elliott, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The state medical examiner has not yet determined Ellett's cause and manner of death, said Amy Elliott, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner's office.

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  8. States are looking for new ways of executing prisoners on death row. Their latest idea? Opioids.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2017 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla.

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  9. States are looking for new ways of executing prisoners on death row. Their latest idea? Opioids.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla.

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  10. ODOC asks for $1,530,000,000.00Read the original story

    Dec 7, 2017 | Tulsa Beacon

    ... and $10 million for across-the-board employee raises. The state's oldest prison, McAlester's Oklahoma State Penitentiary, was built in 1908. The DOC claims it needs $14 million to include: new sewer, water and gas lines, new air conditioning, road ...

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  11. Oklahoma corrections budget request sends clear messageRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    ... DOC's 24 prisons were built as prisons, and many need major repair work. The maximum-security Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, in use since 1908, needs $14 million in upgrades, Allbaugh says. The bill to repair Jackie Brannon Correctional ...

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  12. Oklahoma Corrections agency wants $1 billion moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    ... security cameras," the department said. "Among these is the state's oldest prison, McAlester's Oklahoma State Penitentiary, built in 1908. Its needs total more than $14 million and include new sewer, water and gas lines, new air conditioning, road ...

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  13. Corrections agency wants $1 billion moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    ... security cameras," the department said. "Among these is the state's oldest prison, McAlester's Oklahoma State Penitentiary, built in 1908. Its needs total more than $14 million and include new sewer, water and gas lines, new air conditioning, road ...

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  14. Department of Corrections asking for more than $1 billion in fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    ... with broken locks, leaking roofs and lack of security cameras. In fact, they say McAlester's Oklahoma State Penitentiary needs a new sewer system, water and gas lines, new air conditioning units, road repairs and lighting repairs. However, ...

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  15. Hot water outage reported at Oklahoma State PenitentiaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    On Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Penitentiary reported that a 30-year-old boiler failed, which caused a hot water outage in two inmate quads. The affected quads house 121 inmates.

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  16. All three occupants of the Jeep Grand Cherokee were ejected from the vehicle.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    ... red to most of the approximately 28,000 city and rural customers who lost service, including the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

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  17. A woman accepts money from a motorist at a Sherman intersection.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    ... to most of the approximately 28,000 city and rural customers who lost service, including the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The mayor of McAlester says at least some water service has been restored to most of the approximately 28,000 city and rural ...

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  18. Firefighters at the scene of a house fire in Denison.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    ... to most of the approximately 28,000 city and rural customers who lost service, including the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The mayor of McAlester says at least some water service has been restored to most of the approximately 28,000 city and rural ...

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  19. Fatal crash slows I-35 traffic in Love CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said the wreck involved a box truck hauling nuts and bolts. One southbound lane of traffic near mile marker 8 was shut down by the accident just before 4 a.m. The mayor of McAlester says at least some water service has been restored to most of the approximately 28,000 city and rural customers who lost service, including the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

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  20. Gunman identified in Texas church shooting that killed 26 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    ... to most of the approximately 28,000 city and rural customers who lost service, including the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The mayor of McAlester says at least some water service has been restored to most of the approximately 28,000 city and rural ...

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