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3:04 pm
Mon July 6, 2009

Jail Agreement Approved

Tulsa, OK – New jail agreement approved

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa County Commission has approved a new jail agreement with the city.

Commissioners unanimously voted Monday to accept a five-year deal that calls for the city to pay the county $45 per inmate per day to house municipal inmates.

The daily rate goes to $54.13 after the first 35 prisoners held in a 24-hour period.

The agreement still requires the signature of Mayor Kathy Taylor, but Taylor has indicated she will sign the agreement.

The city and county had been at odds for months over what the city should have to pay the county to hold municipal inmates in the Tulsa jail.

The former agreement expired Nov. 30.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com/

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.