OKALHOMA CITY — Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele will soon leave office, as he hits his limit on a 12-year legislative term — but he leaves behind a message to current lawmakers to continue his efforts at controlling prison growth.Read more
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. — Lattice Incorporated, a provider of information and communications technology solutions to key government agencies and enterprise customers, announced it has installed an inmate call management system for the 600-bed jail in Grady County, Okla.
Lattice CEO Paul Burgess said the company has installed its call management system in 49 correctional facilities accommodating nearly 10,000 inmates.Read more
ANADARKO, Okla. — Residents of Caddo County have passed a bond issue approving construction of a new $12 million county jail project.
The 180-bed addition, which will span more than 56,000 square feet, includes detention locks and hardware, security windows, security hollow, metal doors/frames, security glass, glazing and security furnishings. The electronics scope includes control systems, control panel, intercom/paging system, a CCTV system, access control and video visitation.Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY — County officials are looking at ways to reduce a proposed $391 million price tag for a new Oklahoma County Adult Detention Center.
The proposed facility is one of two options the county is considering to replace or repair its current detention center, a 20-year-old jail that is expensive to operate and staff and does not address the county’s inmate overcrowding problem, says County Commissioner Ray Vaughn.Read more