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Split Over How Jail Funds Should be Spent, a Controversial Agreement is Approved

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Tulsa Jail

After weeks of sniping over who should control jail funds, an interlocal agreement is signed by the Criminal Justice Authority, but not before more fireworks.

The deal outlines how jail funds will be administered, but it’s not to the liking of mayors in some communities, and they argued for amendments today, changes the county’s attorney said he would recommend against accepting. The deciding vote came from Glenpool’s Vice Mayor Momadou Ceesay, who wanted to end the stalemate.

Ceesay sided with county commissioners in voting down an amendment that would have given the Justice Authority control over millions now controlled by county government.

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