Thursday 10 Jul


OKG Newsletter

Topic: prison

Women need help, not prison


Kristin Davis
It is no secret that Oklahoma not only incarcerates women at the nation’s highest rate per capita but does so at a rate nearly twice the national average. The “why” behind the statistic is also no secret, although at first glance, it may seem difficult to pin down.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Criminals now stealing from children, too


Gazette staff
The jobs of child support enforcement officials just got more difficult.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Debtor’s prison, sort of


Gazette staff
Apparently, Oklahoma City’s leaders enjoy a good merry-go-round ride.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Also: Don’t lock up drug offenders

Letters to the Editor

Christopher Mock
In his Nov. 27 Oklahoma Gazette letter to the editor, Doug Rixmann makes the absurdly broad statement that “socialists are not happy people.” 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013


The War on Drugs may be more about big business than curbing marijuana use.


Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Drug deal

Law enforcement accused of ‘policing for profit’ when it comes to war on drugs, especially pot.


Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
Monday, December 23, 2013

Baby, it’s cold inside


Gazette staff
Don’t worry, law-abiding citizens; you’re not the only ones freezing to death this winter. Inmates (as well as employees) at the Oklahoma County Jail are paying for their crimes against humanity in a new way — and it’s just plain cold.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Follow the money


Gazette staff
Private prison companies have significant influence in Oklahoma thanks in large part to the campaign donations they make to such office holders as Gov. Mary Fallin and Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon, the Tulsa World reports.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Life after prison

Program helps prisoners reenter society and find work after incarceration.


M.A. Smith
Jamaal Smith said it was a struggle to start over after serving time in prison. There were many roadblocks, not the least of which was finding a job.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Live and learn — or don’t


Gazette staff
We need to face the ugly truth: Sometimes people refuse to learn from their mistakes. Take Tulsa native Christopher M. Miller, for example.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014