Local & Regional
7:07 am
Tue April 8, 2014

State Inmate Count Down at Tulsa Jail

Sheriff Glanz
Sheriff Glanz
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An order to more than triple the intake rate of inmates into state prisons is helping reduce the backlog in county jails in Oklahoma. It’s an action ordered by new Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton. 

Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz says it is helping cut the numbers in the overcrowded David Moss Center here.Glanz says since the effort to clear the inmate backlog began, numbers of those awaiting transfer in the Tulsa County jail have dropped from around 100 a day to 20 a day.