Oklahoma DOC - Searching for prison escapees

A special presentation by The Oklahoman and NewsOK profiling the most wanted and at-large fugitives from the Oklahoma Department Of Corrections. The package includes profiles on the 77 escapees currently at large, interviews with DOC officials and former escapees, as well as a look at the individual prisons and a review of a 1978 prison escape that ended with the death of three Oklahoma state troopers.

Searching for Oklahoma prison escapees: A look at how inmates escape, are recaptured

News | Updated: Sun, Dec 11, 2011

A former prison escapee, warden and state officials discuss Oklahoma escapes over the years and how agencies work together to apprehend inmates.

Prison Escapes - By the numbers and how they happen

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DOC and Prison Escape stories from The Oklahoman and NewsOK

  • Lethal injections: Potassium Chloride vs. Potassium Acetate

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    What is potassium acetate and how does it differ from potassium chloride?

  • Updates: Stay of execution issued toRichard Glossip

    Updates: Stay of execution issued toRichard... FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Richard Glossip, 52, previously was set to die Wednesday after being convicted in two separate trials in the 1997 beating death of his boss, Barry Van Treese.

  • Social reactions to the stay of execution for Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Richard Glossip, 52, was scheduled to die on Wednesday until Gov. Mary Fallin issued a stay to address questions about lethal injection protocols. Here's what some on social media had to say about Glossip and the scheduled execution.

  • With stay denied, Richard Glossip's execution will move forward

    With stay denied, Richard Glossip\'s execution... By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    The Wednesday execution of Richard Glossip will move forward after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals declined Monday to hold a hearing on new evidence of his claims of innocence.

  • Updates: Court grants stay of execution for Richard Glossip

    Updates: Court grants stay of execution for... FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Sep 16, 2015

    Read updates below after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal appeals on Wednesday granted a two-week stay of execution to Richard Glossip, just hours before his planned execution. Glossip was convicted of paying to have his boss, Barry Van Treese, beaten to death in 1997.

  • Actress Susan Sarandon responds to execution comments made by Fallin's aide

    Actress Susan Sarandon responds to execution... FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Actress Susan Sarandon responded to Gov. Mary Fallin’s spokesman, Alex Weintz, Monday morning after he took to Twitter last week to address the upcoming execution of Richard Glossip.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin's Statement on the Execution of Richard Glossip

    Gov. Mary Fallin\'s Statement on the Execution... FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Governor Mary Fallin today addressed the impending execution of Richard Glossip, a death row inmate convicted of first degree murder. Fallin said the execution, currently set for September 16, will move forward because Glossip is guilty and because, after 17 years of appeals, the legal process...

  • Gov. Mary Fallin's hands tied on scheduled execution, aide says

    Graham Lee Brewer | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    A spokesman for Governor Mary Fallin, Alex Weintz, took to Twitter Thursday to address the upcoming execution of Richard Glossip. Glossip is scheduled for lethal injection on September 16, and his execution will be the second this year and the second since the problematic execution of...

CAUTION: The people profiled on these pages are wanted for serious and often violent crimes. If you believe that you know the location of one of these fugitives DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TAKE ANY ACTION ON YOUR OWN! Immediately call the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Warrants Division COLLECT at 1-(405)-425-2570 or 1-(405)-425-2571 or the Escapee Hot Line - toll free - 866-363-1119 and your local authorities. You can email us at warrants@doc.state.ok.us. All information received by telephone or E-Mail is considered strictly confidential.



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