Lawsuit Claims Avalon Correction Center disregarded Tuberculosis dangers

Friday, July 12th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Some inmates in a Tulsa "halfway house" accuse the state of allowing tuberculosis to spread inside the facility - and outside to visitors and families.

More than 300 inmates live downtown in the Avalon Correction Center at 300 West Archer in Tulsa. Two inmates contracted tuberculosis.

A lawsuit has been filed claiming Avalon and the department of corrections disregarded their illness while others were exposed. The State has declined to comment.