Oklahoma was the first state and first jurisdiction in the world to adopt lethal injection as its method of execution. In fact, it is one of the remaining 27 states that still utilizes the practice.

Oklahoma’s track record with capital punishment has been characterized by botched executions, racial discrimination and wrongful death sentences of vulnerable populations.

It’s time for Oklahoma to reevaluate its relationship with capital punishment. Tune into the next community conversation as we learn about the process and business of death in Oklahoma, lessons learned from the Julius Jones case, and proposed policies to secure a more humane and just system.