New Report Unpacks Oklahoma’s Troubling Death Penalty History

October 13, 2022 | Amid a 25-person execution spree in Oklahoma, a new report released by the Death Penalty Information Center paints a troubling picture of the state’s capital punishment system.

Deeply Rooted: How Racial History Informs Oklahoma’s Death Penalty places Oklahoma’s death penalty in historical context, revealing evidence of racial bias, targeting vulnerable populations, exorbitant cost, geographic arbitrariness, prosecutorial misconduct, and wrongful convictions.

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