After Botched OK Execution, Corrections Chief Gets Threats, More Security


The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has increased security for its new director, Robert Patton, who got disturbing phone calls and emails after a botched execution, the Tulsa World reports. The agency spent $40,587 for a bullet-resistant sport utility vehicle with tinted windows.

The threatening emails were turned over to the agency's Inspector General office. The phone calls could not be traced and they were more threatening, said Jerry Massie, Department of Corrections spokesman. Patton is being escored by bodyguards. Massie said Patton does not have 24-hour security every day, just when he travels.

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