Jail Construction On The increase Across The State

Monday, April 30th 2007, 8:20 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state's jail inspector says there are more new jails being built or planned than at any time in state history. At least eight counties are either building or have recently completed new jails.

Jail inspector Don Garrison says crowding is the prime reason for the new jails which are replacing jails that were built as far back as the early 1930s.

Jails under construction are in Custer County, Logan County, Perry County, Payne County and McIntosh counties.

Newly opened jails are Craig County and Cherokee County while a new jail in Haskell County is to open in December.