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Some Tulsa County jail inmates freed due to virus outbreak


March 20, 2020

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Dozens of people locked up on lower-level offenses have been released from the Tulsa County jail after an emergency court docket because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Associate District Judge Cliff Smith on Thursday presided over the criminal docket in which inmates appeared by video, the Tulsa World reported. Top Public Defender Corbin Brewster said 37 people were released after being jailed for nonviolent felonies and another 30 who were in custody for misdemeanors.

The emergency docket took place after a 55-year-old Tulsa County man died Wednesday after he tested pos...

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