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11:52 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Architect Contract for Jail Expansion Delayed Until Next Week

An architect's contract for jail expansion won't be awarded until at least next week.
An architect's contract for jail expansion won't be awarded until at least next week.
Credit Tulsa Jail

Awarding a bid for an architect to design expansion of the Tulsa jail is taking longer than anticipated. The contract has been delayed about three times while a firm is decided upon by a committee studying bids. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says there were problems when a contract was awarded first time around when the lockup was originally built, and he wants to be sure the right firm is chosen this time.

He says a contract should be awarded next Monday, still in time to begin construction late this summer or in early fall.