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Rep. Carl Newton: 'James Crabtree Correctional Center is in danger'


January 29, 2020

The unseasonably warm temperature Monday wasn't the only thing out of the ordinary during the Alfalfa County commissioners meeting: Dr. Carl Newton, Oklahoma Representative of District 58, made a proverbial emergency landing at the tail-end of the meeting with urgent news: James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena – along with possibly four other facilities across the state – is in danger of closing. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall were all ears as Newton took the floor.

“We need to be contacting the governor and the Department of Corrections (DOC) director, and t...

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