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Oklahoma corrections department selling bonds to expand


September 21, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Corrections has started the process of selling more than $116 million in bonds to help add capacity to the state's overcrowded prison system.

The board on Thursday authorized Oklahoma Corrections Department Director Joe Allbaugh to negotiate, finalize and execute documents on the agency's behalf to issue the bonds, The Tulsa World reported . Lawmakers approved the bond funds last session.

The board also directed Allbaugh to begin gathering information about building new correctional facilities.

Officials haven't yet determined if new prisons will...

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