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Former Oklahoma prisons boss picked for county jail trust


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former head of Oklahoma's prison system was appointed Monday to the Oklahoma County Jail Trust.

The Oklahoma County Board of Commissioners announced Joe Allbaugh would fill a vacancy on the nine-member panel, which was created last year to oversee a jail long plagued with overcrowding, inmate deaths, escapes and crumbling infrastructure.

Allbaugh served as director of the Department of Corrections from 2016 until he abruptly resigned in 2019. He previously worked as chief of staff for then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush and later as director of the Federal Emergency Ma...

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