Out of prison after 23 years, thanks to his mother and a documentary

Kevin Ott released after getting a life sentence under Oklahomas three strikes law for non-violent drug-related convictions, which was partially repealed Its a Tuesday morning in August, but Betty Chism wraps 23 Christmas presents on her day off. Her son, Kevin Ott, is set to be released from the Oklahoma prison system this week, though no one has told her exactly when. Still, Chism, 75, wants to be prepared before she makes the two-and-a-half-hour drive to pick up her son from his prison. Ott, 56, has been in prison since 1996 and sentenced to worlds prison capitalThe House I Live In, a documentary examining the United States governments 40-year-old war on drugs policy. As he visited a prison in Oklahoma, …

Oklahoma: family says inmate died of appendicitis as pleas for help were ignored

Lawsuit says Joshua England, 21, made five written requests for medical help only for staff to film his distress The family of a man who died in a Oklahoma prison last year are suing correctional officials and medical staff for allegedly ignoring his repeated pleas for help as he died from untreated appendicitis. Joshua England, an attorney for the family. In 2019, no one should die in prison of appendicitis. If he had been given the most basic medical treatment, Joshua would still be alive today. England was serving a 343-day sentence for Oklahoma overtook Louisiana to have the highest incarceration rate in the US. With more than one in every 100 people in prison, the state has one of …