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.


Latest Stories

Update: Deputy Killed In Osage County Crash Identified

OSAGE COUNTY, Okla. –  The Osage County deputy who was killed in a crash on Friday...

NASA Themed Event Planned for This Weekend at the Ponca City Library

The Ponca City Library invites you to come explore the first NASA images from the James...

Oklahoma’s Blind Community Will Soon be Able to Vote From Home

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The blind community in Oklahoma will soon be able to vote from home....