Tempers flare after Oklahoma County sends CARES money to jail
A nonprofit leader hoped Oklahoma County would use some of its $47 million CARES Act grant to help people facing eviction. But the state’s most populous county is planning to spend the bulk of that relief package on its problematic jail.
As coronavirus spreads, Oklahoma’s largest jails could increase testing
An outbreak of Covid-19 in the Comanche County jail underscores how vulnerable jail populations are to the disease. Officials in the state’s two largest counties are considering increasing testing in their jails to make sure they don’t have their own outbreak.
Oklahoma schools and jails brace for the COVID-19 pandemic’s spread
Oklahoma schools and county jails are looking for ways to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay.
What’s the best way to run a jail?
A group in charge of the state’s largest jail is planning to hire an administrator to operate the jail instead of the county’s sheriff.
Troubled Oklahoma County jail could be operated by private company under plan being considered
An Oklahoma County advisory council recommended that county officials create a separate body to supervise the Oklahoma County Jail.