The Oklahoman OpinionSpeaking this week, Oklahoma County Presiding Judge Ray C. Elliott said something that others have noted about the county jail through the years: “There’s clearly some issues over there.” The latest are serious and demand prompt action.
The jail is seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases that coincides with a growing inmate population, a bad combination.
Jail officials said Monday that more than 540 inmates had been placed in quarantine after 33 inmates and six people who work at the jail tested positive for the highly contagious virus.
A nine-person trust took over jail operations from Sheriff P.D. Taylor on July 1.Read more on NewsOK.com
NewsOK.com RSS - enterprise >> !The Oklahoman
READ MORE >
Opinion: OK County jail's virus cases are a concern