Growth in Prison Population Persists

Despite efforts to reduce incarceration, Oklahoma’s prison population is growing at a steady pace. The trend includes a surge of state inmates being held in county jails in recent months and the rate of women in prison reaching its highest recorded level.

Wrong Drug Stays Glossip Execution

Oklahoma didn’t have the right lethal drug to carry out the last step of Richard Glossip’s execution. Instead of potassium chloride, which stops the heart, the prison had potassium acetate.