OKLAHOMA: Prisons Seek Capacity Study

Watts, Jim
February 2008
Bond Buyer;2/19/2008, Vol. 363 Issue 32818, p9
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The article reports on the funding sought by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections to finance an architectural study which would determine how the state can increase the prison's capacity. Corrections director Justin Jones wants the study to be completed as evidence in his request for a $336 million prison-construction bond issue. He told the board of corrections that the facilities are already in its 98.6% capacity. Proceeds of the sale will provide the 600 maximum security beds.


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