Local & Regional
1:27 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Tulsa County Joins a Lawsuit Against the DOC

Overcrowded lockups.
Overcrowded lockups.
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Tulsa County joins with Bryan County in a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections over payment for holding inmates. Both counties allege DOC isn’t paying the true cost of keeping state inmates until there is room for them in prisons. Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz says Bryan County’s lawsuit is pending before the Oklahoma Supreme Court, so it’s farther along in the process than his lawsuit. He believes that will render a quicker decision.

Glanz says Tulsa County filed recently, and Bryan County’s lawsuit has been in the court pipeline about three years, so a decision should come there much sooner.