single post


After Inmate’s Death

Jail Chief Is Indicted


A federal grand jury in Oklahoma City indicted the former administrator of the McClain County jail on Tuesday in the 2013 death of a diabetic inmate.

Wayne Barnes, 55, of Norman, is accused of violating the civil rights of Kory Dane Wilson, who needed insulin to control his Type 1 diabetes. If convicted, Barnes could be sentenced to up to life in prison.

The grand jury alleged Barnes exhibited “deliberate indifference” to the inmate, resulting in the inmate’s death. Barnes is accused of willfully failing to provide Wilson medical care.

Barnes’ attorney could not be reached for comment. Barnes has denied similar allegations made in a lawsuit filed by

To Read More...subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper