Alva Review-Courier -

By Keaton Ross
Oklahoma Watch 

Corrections director blames press leak for abrupt prison closure announcement


Noting a steady decline in Oklahoma's prison population, state corrections officials started formulating a plan to close the dilapidated William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply in mid-May.

The governor's office, facility's warden and senior corrections administrators were aware of the agency's decision a month later. But Northwest Oklahoma lawmakers and community leaders, who argue losing the prison will be devastating to Woodward County's economy, say they were left out of the decision making process and learned of the news through rumors and media reports.

"The appearance here...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 10/23/2021 04:02