Tulsa County Sets Rates, but Still Can't Agree with the City Over Inmate Costs
Tulsa County leaders establish daily jail costs and booking fees, and argue over what the city will pay for a one month extension of the jail contract. The current agreement between the city of Tulsa and County’s been extended through October, but Commissioner John Smaligo isn’t happy with what the city will pay for housing inmates during the extra month. He says the city’s offer of $50-thousand for the one month is unrealistic, and should be based on the rates set by the county. Other commissioners agreed to the city offer for the month extension.
The city and county have been arguing for several months over who should pay what for housing inmates. Commissioners have set rates at $52.02 per day per inmate, and a $118 booking fee.