The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County Argue over Jail Costs

May 12, 2014

The city and county disagree over costs for municipal inmates.
Credit Tulsa Jail

As the deadline nears, the city of Tulsa and county haven’t been able to agree on a jail contract. Sheriff Stanley Glanz argues that Tulsa County has been subsidizing the housing of municipal inmates, and he wants it to stop.

But there’s disagreement over when an inmate is actually the city’s responsibility or the county’s responsibility. And Mayor Bartlett isn’t sure all efficiencies and cost cutting possibilities have been considered in a study trying to determine daily inmate housing costs.

The current contract between the city of Tulsa and county expires June 30th.