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County Leaders Vote to Boost City of Tulsa Inmate Rates

Tulsa Jail

County Commissioners pass a resolution that would double the amount the city of Tulsa pays annually to hold municipal inmates. The vote wasn’t unanimous. The rate will be $69 dollars a day per inmate…the same fee U-S Marshals pay. Commissioner John Smaligo says it’s still not enough. He pushed for a flat rate that could have boosted the city share to $3.5-million annually.

But Commission Chair Ron Peters has been working with Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum on the long running dispute, and he wants to resolve the issue.

The new rate would essentially double the amount the city pays annually to about $1.4-million dollars.