Juvenile inmates ordered removed from Oklahoma County jail

The Associated Press - July 14, 2021 9:34 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State officials say the Oklahoma County Detention Center must remove all juvenile inmates by Friday after a surprise inspection found numerous deficiencies at the problem-plagued jail.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health notified the jail on Tuesday of numerous violations after the June 23rd inspection. Among them were inadequate screenings of incoming inmates, failure to conduct proper inmate counts, and obscured windows on cell doors.

Jail administrator Greg Williams acknowledged that more improvements are needed but doesn’t agree with all of the report’s findings. Williams says only one current jail inmate meets the state’s definition of a juvenile.

 

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