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By Keaton Ross
Oklahoma Watch 

State Corrections Board votes to extend private prison contract


The Oklahoma Board of Corrections on Wednesday unanimously approved two contracts that will keep the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre and Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville open through July 2023.

CoreCivic, a Tennessee-based private corrections company, owns both of the prisons. The facilities combined house just under 4,200 prisoners or nearly 20% of Oklahoma’s total prison population.

The Department of Corrections will pay CoreCivic at least $12 million annually to use the North Fork facility, which it has leased and staffed with state corrections officers since July...

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