How Nitrogen Executions Could Go Wrong

Oklahoma officials say that using inhalation of nitrogen to carry out the death penalty will be safe and humane. But uncertainty surrounds the process, including how it will force inmates to inhale the gas and what will happen if they resist.

After Prison, Many Oklahomans Are Banned from Voting for Years

Tens of thousands of Oklahomans who have been convicted of felonies are unable to vote until their time in prison and on probation and parole has been completed. That often means they wait for years, even more than a decade, before they can cast a ballot. Some states are easing restrictions.

Jail Time on Low-Level Charges Depends on the County

How long people stay in Oklahoma county jails on misdemeanor charges varies across the state, newly obtained data shows. In some counties, pretrial release programs allow defendants to get out immediately without having to post bail. In other counties, low-level defendants can remain locked up for days or weeks, creating job or family problems.

County Commissioner Sued over Dispute at Charity

The former director of a nonprofit charity has sued Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, who founded the charity, accusing him and the group of failing to pay severance, berating the director publicly and making questionable deposits into Maughan’s personal bank account.