Oklahoma County $260 Million Jail Bond Passes

News 9 - June 29, 2022 6:31 am

Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County voters have approved a $260 million jail bond.

The bond passed, collecting 59.3% of the vote.

RELATED: Oklahoma County Commissioners Seek New Jail In Bond For Upcoming Election

The current jail off of Shartel in Downtown officially opened in 1991. According to County Commissioner Brian Maughan, it was only supposed to have a shelf life of 25-30 years.

With a wide list of problems, including a growing list of inmate deaths and escapees, Maughan says the current jail’s 13 stories and lack of medical facilities make it difficult for staff to maneuver around the building.

A citizen’s advisory board will be created to oversee how the jail will be designed and run.


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