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Witness Accounts

For decades, there has been an ongoing systematic effort to suppress transparency. That lack of transparency has allowed human and civil rights abuses to go unchecked. Reported efforts to suppress information include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Whistleblower retaliation, loss of job, stonewalling careers
  • False arrest
  • Planting of evidence
  • Targeting family members
  • Racking up charges
  • Prolonged sentences
  • Severe physical abuse carried out in a variety of ways
  • Ignoring of open records requests for years, or permanently
  • Intentionally poor record keeping
  • False public statements by jail or local government leadership, and/or their staff
  • Death threats
  • Falsification of records including logs and reports
  • Turning off of surveillance cameras
  • Smear campaigns
  • Posting personal information of the reporter online
  • Demanding detainee’s personal physicians block critical medical information from parents and legal guardians
  • Silencing also occurs via laws created to protect local government, jail leadership, and staff
  • Statute of limitations and reporting technicalities that make it impossible for detainees to file lawsuits after their criminal cases are resolved (a technique used to ensure reporters remain silent to avoid long sentences or other types of retaliation.)
Detainees can become targets because violators know that no one will believe the complaints, and written complaints are simply disposed of. This leaves vulnerable individuals, such as those who struggle with mental illness, medical conditions, injuries, or addictions in a dangerous predicament. These methods of intimidation, falsification, and suppression are intentional. For this reason, we protect whistleblowers and citizen reporters who wish to remain anonymous. All reports are posted “as reported” with the exception of the occasional spelling correction.

Comments, and reports from citizens are not necessarily the opinion of the page or individuals involved in the making of the Incorrection Documentary Series.

Ponca City Police Punch Schizophrenic In Face
Name withheld due to pending litigation

“My son was given a parole violation by a judge for smoking medical marijuana for his PTSD. He was arrested on September 3rd. He’s a type 1 diabetic. He was not given insulin. 5 days later he was admitted to ICU in a irreversible coma. He had thousand level blood sugar, internal bleeding, sepsis, and MRSA. I took him off life support September 27th. I have a wrongful death lawsuit currently filed.”

Comanche County Detention Center detainee Silas Durant

“A lot of inmates didn’t eat, especially new ones because the corrections officers would just put the breakfast and dinner trays on a table in the pod before leaving and watch everyone grab at them like animals, and many times up to five to seven people were not getting a meal or two a day.”

Comanche County Detainee Silas Durant

“That experience was just unbelievable and I left Oklahoma shortly after due to it. It makes no sense that a state not even in the top ten most populated of states, is currently number two in incarceration.”

Comanche County Detention Center detainee Silas Durant

“It was God awful and I’m pretty sure grievances never made it past the pod doors as I witnessed many filed but nothing done about any of them. “

Comanche County Detention Center Detainee Silas Durant

“There was one person in the pod smaller than myself and he very obviously suffered from schizophrenia. He would talk to the walls and himself when no one else was around. I witnessed as corrections officers either watched, or neglected to watch, as he became physically and mentally tortured by another inmate and after a certain point when he tried to fight back he was savagely beaten with no one intervening until I did so myself, putting my own safety in jeopardy. It was truly survival of the fittest because it sincerely felt that way with how little the staff actually stepped in to maintain order. It was terrifying.”

Comanche County Detention Center Detainee Starsha Powers

“I thought this can’t be real life, it was so unbelievable”

Comanche County Detention Center Detainee Starsha Powers

“They turned the water off in our cell for three days. When I asked for water we were told to drink out of the toilet”

Comanche County Detention Center Detainee Starsha Powers

“There was a schizophrenic from Jamaica. The jailers would bait the gangsters into beating him up then do nothing.”

Comanche County Detention Center Detainee Starsha Powers

“Ebony had severe blood pressure. She had meds in her purse but would not give them to her. They refused to let her parents bring her medication.”

Comanche County Detention Center Detainee Starsha Powers

“Damian tried to bang himself so they strapped him to a chair and withheld food and water. Nothing to eat or drink. On the 4th day they finally gave him food”

Comanche County Detention Center Detainee

“It was a cesspool of sadistic torture”

2020 Comanche Detention Center Detainee

“They cage is up and let the virus run wild then wonder why so many folks in there are sick and dying”

2020 Comanche County Detention Center Detainee

“I missed one child support payment and they locked me up. Why would they pick you up for a minor infraction…during a pandemic…with no place to hold you? Unbelievable.”

Comanche County Detention Center Detainee

“I was in jail 4 weeks and never made it out of booking. I was stuck in a holding cell and it took them 4 days to book me in. So in the mean time I couldn’t make a phone call.”

2020 Comanche County Detention Center Detainee

“I was in a holding (2020) for 3 weeks. Everyone in there was sick and we were asking for masks. They denied our request for any type of 6 foot distance or a mask”

Anonymous Medical Professional May 2021

“Comanche County Detention Center has had a mentally unstable inmate for over a month. He is in obvious need of medical care but they refuse to take him to the ER. When his psych doctor requests to see him they fight on transportation. When he is brought in he is extremely dirty and smelly and his psoriasis has gone unchecked all over his face making him look worse. He is currently awaiting an assessment to determine if he is fit to stand trial, but even if deemed unfit it’s still 3 months before Vinita has a bed for him, 3 months of sitting in a cell alone, unwashed, not medicated properly. “


June 13 – 2021 “He is still at CCDC under the same conditions. He is mentally ill to the point of needing long term inpatient care and is waiting on a bed but still stuck in horrible conditions”

2019 Comanche County Detention Center Detainee

“While in County an inmate had a busted colostomy bag (he was shot in the tummy) and it leaked human feces. We had to use napkins to clean it up because they didn’t give us anything to clean with.  Ever. The water was broken so we had to drink out of filled cups, no way to wash our hands. There were no showers, and no medical attention. The inmates in my cell tested positive for meningitis. We supplied grievance reports every day. Because of this on the day of release they kept me waiting in a holding cell for 24 hours while my family waited outside for me (after I paid my way out.) I ended up with MRSA.”

Former Oklahoma County Detention Center Detainee

“I was striped naked at 17 years old and pepper sprayed cause I tryed to kill myself”

Jodie Poplin

“my daughter was placed in custody on lies ( have proof in text of the lies) in one county on a sanction, moved to max security prison to do sanction, then got a fta while in custody n held another 34 days in ocdc she was not given proper medical care at none of the 3 places….was left with broken bone for over 7 months….. ( got medical care once she was home) bones not coming together, she is under ” no travel unless for medical reasons” is now bein threatened with yet another warrant. She has been in horrible horrible pain since the break in her collar bone, n im sick to my stomach of ppl mistreating her, lieing when we clearly have text to prove it n im really sick of her bein threatened by the justice system.”


“My daughter is in okla county court, making statements, asking questions directly to okla county TURNKEY HEALTH , to Prez n ceo john, n Shirley n John’s attorney, NEVER NOT ONCE got a straight answer, however ONLY the last 2 weeks @ocdc they were opening, crushing n tampering or altering her time released meds, then dumping it in her hand n forcing her too lick it out of her hand like a dang DOG…keeping her nearly knocked out at all times…. TURNKEY HEALTH needs OUT OF ALL JAILS IN OKLAHOMA!!!!!”

Lawton City Jail Report

“Well I spent 9 days for traffic violations and was refused phone calls and tp or anything really . I was in a cell that was filthy , blood on walls ,vomit and the sewer overflowed on the floor from toilet water turned off , no medical until I started to cough blood . I have asthma and anxiety disorder . Was denied medical. Phone calls, and they messed up paperwork so I did not get to see judge until 6 days in . I was not allowed mail from attorney they held it for five days before I received it. No shower, tp, toothpaste .etc. I was left in the filthy cell for 8 days . Harassed on intercom asking if I wanted tp. Just insanity really. I feel all my constitutional rights violated . I did report to DoJ in OKC. So much more but it would be a novella. Inhumane treatment . Mind games .”

Helen Grant
I am sharing this part of my council announcements from last night. Everyone in chambers observed 12 seconds of silence at the end —- one second for each day Shannon Hanchett was incarcerated and not given adequate health care.
𝗜𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝟱 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀 (𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀: 𝟭, 𝟮, 𝟰, 𝟳, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟴 ) 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗖.𝗥.𝗘.𝗪. 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁.
What happened to Shannon Hanchett was not only unacceptable, but that her interaction with the police had been released to the press before the Norman City Council or City Manager could review it is another internal lapse that will not go unaddressed.
Text: “…I would like to end my council announcements by acknowledging the tragic passing of Ward 4 resident and small business owner, Shannon Hanchett. She was laid to rest earlier today. I heard last night during her vigil how much she loved her Norman community and it was reflected in who showed up to honor her life. I’m sorry as a city that we have failed to bring forth the necessary policy changes we know we need to address mental health.
I want to highlight that I helped with the People’s Budget Coalition to see the creation of Norman C.R.E.W. before I ran for office. I know what the vision is and it is not what Shannon Hanchett experienced. We don’t need to see anyone else suffer for lack of a Norman-based, mental health crisis response, which is for Compassionate Response Emergency Workers. If we want to talk about what creates public safety, isn’t it strange that we rushed into funding a Bearcat without any of the details fully flushed out, and before the City of Norman has even sent out a RFP to start the Public Safety Study. Yet we’ve stalled on funding elsewhere, even when we have it set aside? Because money was allocated to start a service like Norman CREW.
So I, too, want to see a study session reviewing how we use 988, examine our current policing and dispatching policies for mental health incidents, and dig into our contracts with the Cleveland County Detention Center. Since the county uses Turn Key Health, the “tailored to the needs of your county” corporatation, I’m curious to know how much Norman taxpayer money pays for that “service.”
Because it didn’t help Shannon.
Taxes and death are inescapable, as they say, so I find it ironic that Shannon Hanchett, a former mental healthcare worker and advocate, roughly a week before her health crisis, was sitting through a monthly infusion to treat her autoimmune disorder. It took 3 and a half hours to receive treatment, during which she was using her time to pay her small business’s monthly sales taxes and annual health department permit.
I would like to pause for 12 seconds of silence, one second for each day Shannon Hanchett was incarcerated and not given adequate care…………”
Read the Norman C.R.E.W. Proposal here:
This proposal lead to a previous iteration of the Norman City Council voting to fund Unarmed Mental Health Crisis Response in 2021, which is why its detractors are so fearful!
But they can keep whining, because their protests are both weak in argument and pathetic in the face of the real policy changes that must take place.
𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲!

Maltreatment Of Detainees

The following gallery depicting the injuries and maltreatment of detainees may be disturbing to some viewers.