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9:10 am
Tue May 19, 2009

Tulsa Jail Agreement

Tulsa, OK – City, county reach Tulsa jail contract agreement


TULSA, Okla. (AP) The city of Tulsa and Tulsa County have reached a deal on a new jail contract.

The deal was reached Monday night and officials say its details will be announced Tuesday.

The agreement came after Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor said during a court-ordered mediation session Monday morning that the city had dropped its lawsuit against the county over jail operations.

In December, the city sued, claiming the county had failed to live up to the representations it made to Tulsans during a successful 1995 campaign for a permanent sales tax to fund jail operations.

The parties have been operating without a jail agreement since Nov. 30. The main issue has been whether the city should begin paying a direct fee to house its inmates in the jail and, if so, how much.

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

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.