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OKG Newsletter


Topic: jail

Is that the best she could think of?

Steve McQueen, this guy ain't.


CFN

Gazette staff
Sergio Contreras-Sanchez, recently sentenced to 235 months in prison for a heroin-trafficking operation he ran in OKC, is not starting his stint in the pokey on his best foot.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Parents behind bars

A state task force makes recommendations to improve the lives of children of the incarcerated.


News

Clifton Adcock
About 26,000 children in Oklahoma have at least one parent in prison. Factor in kids with a parent in a county or city jail or federal prison, and that number is even higher.
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The ultimate gentrification


CFN

Gazette staff
The city of Oklahoma City is seeking proposals to return the 41,000-squarefoot old city jail to a sort of former glory.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Off the campaign trail


CFN

Gazette staff
You know your candidacy for political office has hit a snag when you end up in a jail cell unable to make bail. That’s the conundrum facing Fred E. Ray Smith, a Republican running against Sen.Susan Paddack (D-Ada) in state Senate District 13.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hail the jail

The Oklahoma County Jail wins national accreditation, but other challenges remain.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma County Jail has received national accreditation for jail operation from the American Correctional Association, but the beleaguered facility still faces issues with the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sheriff in town

Longtime Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel faces a tough challenge from Darrell Sorrels.


News

Clifton Adcock
Voters in Tuesday’s election will have a choice between new blood and an old hand for Oklahoma County Sheriff.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lockout

Like a lot of action in your sci-fi? 'Lock' it up!


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
No matter in what capacity, if Luc Besson's name is on a movie, I will not hesitate to watch. Why? The Transporter, District 13, Kiss of the Dragon, Taken, Unleashed, Ong-Bak, The Professional, La Femme Nikita and most sequels that spawned from those, that's why. (I'll forgive and forget From Paris with Love.)
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

K-11

Bar none, a one-of-a-kind kick.


Drama

Rod Lott
How weird that K-11 is attracting more attention for who the director is (the mother of Twilight starlet Kristen Stewart) than for its outlandish subject matter (transgendered inmates). That oversight is as insane as this movie, new to VOD.
 
Friday, March 22, 2013

Taking a SHINE

An Oklahoma County program gaining national attention gives nonviolent offenders an alternative to jail.


News

Murray Evans
Brie Florence stood across the street from the downtown Oklahoma County office building on a chilly day, paint roller and can in tow, ready to clean up some graffiti in a nearby parking garage.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
 
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