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Lawmakers to study prison staffing, justice issues – The Journal Record

A gate outside a housing unit at Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington. (Photo by Whitney Bryen/Oklahoma Watch)

A gate outside a housing unit at Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington.(Photo by Whitney Bryen/Oklahoma Watch) State Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, has spent much of the summer sounding the alarm over Oklahoma’s prison understaffing problem. On June 18 he asked Gov. Kevin Stitt to declare a state of emergency, arguing that low staffing numbers have elevated the risk of riots and violence in state prisons. He’s appeared on weekly Facebook Live broadcasts with Bobby Cleveland, director of the Oklahoma Corrections Professionals group, to provide updates on […]

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Revolutionary Anthem Calls For Justice

Revolutionary Anthem Calls For Justice

“Say Their Names” Sir Sultry Music A poignant masterpiece for the revolutionary soundtrack of 2020, “Say Their Names” brings together an acclaimed roster of roots creators and contemporary jazz artists for an idiosyncratic four-movement composition urgently calling for social justice. Released Dec. 11, “Say Their Names” protests against the senseless police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black men and women. The arrangement for the single reflects the cycle of the Black Lives Matter marches — its pulse emulating marching, blocking intersections […]

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