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Tulsa City Leaders are Invited to Jail


Sheriff’s officers want Tulsa elected leaders to take a tour and see for themselves what court guard and court services do. Undersheriff Tim Albin believes city leaders are laboring under a misunderstanding of what the guards actually do. He says their jobs are just an extension of the jail services.

City negotiators argue some jail tax money is being spent on functions not directly related to the jail facility and that is illegal under the law. The county disagrees and it’s a central part of the argument over jail costs. The Mayor and Tulsa City Councilors have been invited to take a tour, and if they agree, tours will be scheduled later this month.

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