Criminal justice in Oklahoma


  • Pictures from the 1973 McAlester Prison Riot

    Graham Lee Brewer | Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    I was digging through the Oklahoman archives not too long ago looking for pictures from the 1973 McAlester Prison Riot (yeah, that’s what I do in my free time.

  • Meet Rich Owens, Oklahoma's most infamous executioner

    Graham Lee Brewer | Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Given all of the news recently surrounding Oklahoma’s lethal injection process, I thought it would be timely to take a look back at an interesting part of the state’s execution history, in particular the career of one of Oklahoma’s most notorious killers.

  • Prisoners' use of smuggled cell phones on the rise nationwide, says Time, citing this here newspaper

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    Time Magazine points out what reporters Andrew Knittle and Nolan Clay discovered a few months back — prisoners’ cell phone access is on the rise, and inmates are using those phones to post to Facebook, deal drugs, order hits and plot escapes.

  • Criminal justice in Oklahoma

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Hello, and welcome to the latest incarnation of “The Beat,” a blog I started as an Oklahoman crime reporter.



The Beat


Enterprise reporter Juliana Keeping explores criminal and social justice stories and issues in the Sooner state.

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