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Isn't Oklahoma where they have the underground death row?

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Yes, it is.
I saw a show on that once and it's so bad the inmates it's like being buried alive. Some even volunteer for execution.

Cummings didn't even get the 4 tacos he wanted. He got the bucket of fried chicken and a milkshake but not the tacos because OK said they didn't have enough money! For 4 tacos??? Prison made tacos wouldn't be more than around 50 cents so they didn't even have 2 or 3 dollars more??

How much money do they allocate for the last meal in OK?? It sounds like less than 10 dollars! In FL they give them 20 dollars for the last meal but it seems like a lot less in OK. Give him his tacos!!
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I believe the money for their last meal is taken off their books. I will check with my bro-in-law and find out for you when he calls this week. He is on DR at OSP. He said it is so dark, it is hard to see to write or read. I got him a TV for his bday and I think that helps with the light situation a little, not to mention a nice diversion.
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I believe the money for their last meal is taken off their books. I will check with my bro-in-law and find out for you when he calls this week. He is on DR at OSP. He said it is so dark, it is hard to see to write or read. I got him a TV for his bday and I think that helps with the light situation a little, not to mention a nice diversion.
You mean the last meal is NOT prison food but outside food? I guess it varies because I know in Florida they give them $20 but say it must be locally available so it is outside food.

That's really cheap in OK if they don't even spare a few bucks for a reasonable last meal. Didn't Cummings family put a little money in his account for him?? Did your bro-in-law know Cummings?

Is OSP OK state penn? If you don't mind me asking what landed your bro-in-law on OK DR? You can pm me if you like? Thanks

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Isn't Oklahoma where they have the underground death row?

H block is underground. It is a none contact unit, and a tough place to be. Inmates are locked in their cells 23 out of 24, then only have exercise in a concrete box. The inmates are allowed no contact with other inmates, and all visitation is none contact, with 2 inch bullet proof glass and bars. A very, very tough place to be.
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You mean the last meal is NOT prison food but outside food? I guess it varies because I know in Florida they give them $20 but say it must be locally available so it is outside food.

That's really cheap in OK if they don't even spare a few bucks for a reasonable last meal. Didn't Cummings family put a little money in his account for him?? Did your bro-in-law know Cummings?

Is OSP OK state penn? If you don't mind me asking what landed your bro-in-law on OK DR? You can pm me if you like? Thanks

I will have to ask about the food. There are very few people that actually ride it out with their loved ones on DR. Cummings situation involved family, if I am not mistaken (he proclaimed his innocence).
OSP is the maximum state penitentiary in Oklahoma.
My BIL received 2 death sentences with no forensic evidence, that is why he is there.
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I am really shocked about the conditions in Oklahoma, didnt know about that. Dont they have windows in their cells or maybe on the floors in front of the cells? No sunlight? How often can they go outside?
Horrible. No idea what people are thinking when they build such prisons. They should live inthere for a week and then think again about the conditions they let people live in. Horrible.
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I am really shocked about the conditions in Oklahoma, didnt know about that. Dont they have windows in their cells or maybe on the floors in front of the cells? No sunlight? How often can they go outside?
Horrible. No idea what people are thinking when they build such prisons. They should live inthere for a week and then think again about the conditions they let people live in. Horrible.
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You don't have windows in ANY segregation unit. You may have small slit in the wall as a "window". Maybe the seg units have windows with bars in some lower security places.

Seg unit means solitary confinement lockdown but you may have 2 people in the cell depending on the situation and location.
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My bro-in-law has a cellie, on DR. Here is a link to some pictures of H-Unit, which houses Oklahoma's death row. This is where my brother-in-law lives...
http://www.ocadp.org/deathrow/h-unit/h-unit.html

Scroll down to the bottom and there are links to the photographs.
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Yep, it is that dark all the time. All the time.
Um, my bro-in-law and his cellie kinda keep to themselves. He said it is hard because his cellie doesn't really keep his area clean and stuff like that. I got my BIL a TV last month and they get like 13 channels, if I am not mistaken. The TV was $158 + tax and it is one of those 7-inch flat ones. The price did not include the cord or the remote that is needed for it. They are allowed to spend $30 every 2 weeks off commissary. The commissary is okay, nothin to brag about. It's expensive and taxed. They can receive newspapers and books (paperback) and there is no limit to the number of books.
He said it has been tough this week with the execution that went on. He said it really can mess with your head when they execute.
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I know about the small slits and for me this is a "window" because you can look out. Of course you cant have them when its underground...not even in the dayroom or outside the cells.
Unbelievable. Thanks for the information.
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I just saw the pictures and I am speechless.
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those pictures are awfull. i felt suffocated looking at them. Is it actually allowed to keep people like that?
My heart goes out to everyone living in those awful cells.
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What a horrible way to treat any one! Those pictures are depressing and I can't imagine how they maintain their sanity in that place. Too sad but thanks for sharing with us.
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Please keep this thread to matters concerning Oklahoma DR.

All other posts will be deleted.

This is a support site for those with loved ones in prison and this forum is specifically for those with loved ones and friends on death row.

It is not a place to debate the Death Penalty, what criminals deserve and so on.

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