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Tulsa mayor announces plan to build city jail


August 18, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa officials are planning to build a city-run jail with operating costs estimated at $1.2 million a year.

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum announced plans for the facility Wednesday, saying the move will also serve as a cost-saving measure against Tulsa County's soon-to-be increased charges of $1.4 million per year to hold municipal inmates.

The Tulsa World reports the mayor called the move "a business decision," saying he hopes the city will save up to $300,000 annually by operating its own lockup.

But some county officials saw the proposal as another blow from the city in a...

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