Posts Tagged:department of corrections

OU professor says midazolam is an ineffective anesthetic in state lethal injections as Julius Jones execution approaches

With less than 24 hours remaining until the state of Oklahoma is scheduled to execute Julius Jones, an OU professor said the 500 milligram dose of midazolam administered in state executions lacks data to support its effectiveness as a anesthetic. Jones — a former OU student who was convicted of the 1999 murder of Paul…Read More

Editorial: Future of Corrections Rests with Gov. Stitt

Oklahoma Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh resigned abruptly last week, leaving political responsibility for the state’s overcrowded, underfunded prison system squarely in the lap of Gov. Kevin Stitt. Allbaugh deserves the state’s thanks for 3½ years of work in a largely thankless task. Without enough money or people, working with antiquated facilities and under constant pressure…Read More