So what’s Oklahoma up to now?
After Oklahoma almost put Richard Glossip to death with the wrong drug in 2015, Governor Mary Fallin was forced to impose a moratorium on executions.
This year, the bipartisan Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission issued a damning report about the state of justice and the death penalty in Oklahoma. The commission unanimously recommended that the current execution moratorium be continued and that major changes be made to the state’s justice system. (And we mean major!) The commission members felt there was no way to guarantee that the state would not execute an innocent person given its current system.
In a knee-jerk response just hours after the 272-page commission report was released, Oklahoma’s Attorney General, Mike Hunter, said he would ignore all 46 of the report’s recommendations. He wants to start up the killing chamber as soon as possible.
If Mike Hunter gets his way, Richard Glossip will be first in line to be executed, followed rapidly by 12 other men who have exhausted their appeals.
We want to stop him and we need your help. We’re asking that you join the Oklahoma Action Team (OkAT) today.