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11:17 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Law and Community Leaders Call for Jail and Juvenile Center Fix

County and Community Leaders outline Justice needs
Credit KWGS News

Community leaders and law enforcement officers gather to ask for support to fund a new Juvenile Center and jail expansion. In a crowded Tulsa Juvenile Court building, officials display the outdated, dilapidated facilities. They’re calling for a new juvenile center and expanded jail. District Attorney Tim Harris says lack of adequate facilities hurts efforts to help troubled youngsters. He calls on citizens to do something about it.

County leaders will hold a series of public meetings this month to outline needs and call for support, most likely through a .067 percent tax, the former 4-to-fix county sales tax. The hearings begin Monday, January 13th.