Benjamin Cole

With Execution Looming, Judge Denies Competency Hearing for Oklahoma Death-Row Prisoner Death Penalty Info. Center: “Cole’s defense team issued a statement from assistant federal defender Tom Hird in response to the ruling, saying, “Benjamin Cole is incapacitated by his mental illness to the point of being essentially non-functional. His own attorneys have not been able […]

Oklahoma Is Prosecuting Pregnant People for Using Medical Cannabis

Two district attorneys have targeted mothers with child neglect felonies. From The Marshall Project: “The prosecutions involving medical marijuana are “inconsistent with state law,” said Ryan Kiesel, a civil rights attorney and former Oklahoma lawmaker who worked on litigation on behalf of the 2018 campaign to legalize medical marijuana in the state.” “Those women are […]