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Jail trust

Jail Trust considers jail admin instead of sheriff to run Ok County jail

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority or Jail Trust, met Monday for a special planning session with a facilitator and a number of spectators....
Nikki Nice

Councilwoman Nice – “history repeating itself” in grocery store closing

Councilwoman Nikki Nice is pushing more investment from community members in the NE quadrant of OKC facing recent news about a grocery store closing.

In marathon session, City Council hears proposals for MAPS 4

Wednesday the City Council and a standing-room-only crowd heard MAPS 4 proposals for public transit improvements, affordable housing, arena improvements, and a criminal justice diversion hub.
MAPS 4 Mental Health Forum

More mental health sites, services, and support comprise MAPS 4 proposal

On July 29, District 1 Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert hosted a forum at Northcare to introduce a proposal she and her team have named "MAPS 4 Mental Health."
OKC City Council, 7-30-19

Council takes action on south-side emergency shelter, Paseo streetscapes

Paseo streetscapes, new appointees, abandoned buildings, and a permit for an Emergency Shelter and Feeding Site were among the items on the agenda Tuesday.
Criminal Justice Authority

Jail Trust votes to request money, Sheriff packs the room

The July 29 meeting of the Criminal Justice Authority featured Sheriff's office presentations and comments on the topic of ICE agents at the Jail.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

Commissioners honor retiree, renew contracts, and question sheriff again

The Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners met in their regular weekly session Wednesday where they renewed contracts, questioned the sheriff, and honored a long-term employee who was retiring.
Oklahoma County Jail

OK County Commissioners divided on ICE officers stationed in County Jail

Oklahoma County's three commissioners are divided in their opinions about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents being stationed full-time in the Oklahoma County Jail.
Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority

Jail Trust and Mistrust – New Criminal Justice Authority meets

July 22nd was the regular meeting of the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority. The gallery was full because of the issue of ICE officers at the Jail.

Homelessness Task Force reveals plan to create plan

July 19, 2019 was the first public meeting of the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness. It was a bit of a mess.