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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Evening Program
Half of Oklahoma Is Now Indian Country: What Does That Mean for Criminal Justice There?
Cary Aspinwall

Cary Aspinwall, a Dallas-based staff writer for The Marshall Project, has reported extensively on the impact of the criminal justice system on minorities, women and children in Oklahoma, Texas and rural America. She will discuss the impact of the recent McGirt v Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling, as well as the history and legacy of how the criminal justice system has affected tribal citizens in Oklahoma and elsewhere.

Cary Aspinwall is a Dallas-based staff writer for The Marshall Project. Previously, she was an investigative reporter at The Dallas Morning News, where she reported on the impact of the criminal justice system on women and children, and deaths in police custody. She won the Gerald Loeb Award for reporting on a Texas company's history of deadly natural gas explosions and is a past Pulitzer finalist for her work exposing flaws in Oklahoma's execution process. She is a co-founder of The Frontier, a nonprofit devoted to investigative journalism in Oklahoma.

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