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On July 1, 2020, OCDC took over the operation of the Oklahoma County Jail. The safety of Oklahoma County is our top priority. Now, six months into the jail's operation, this report will provide an update. When it comes to the facility's population, OCDC relies on the public safety determinations of the D.A.'s office and district judges. We defer to the D.A.'s office and district judges in that regard. The District Attorney has charged a person with a crime. The district court has entered an order requiring that person to be detained at OCDC; we defer to those determinations. Further, it is a court order, and we are required to comply with it. In any event, we indeed cooperate with the public safety determinations by the D.A.'s office and district judges.
Annual report for July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.
The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority ("OCCJA") started operating the Oklahoma County detention Center ("OCDC") on July 1, 2020, and was created because of the many difficulties historically experienced in operating the jail. Since that time, OCDC has taken multiple significant steps to improve operation of the jail overall and to improve the conditions related to the health of the detainees in particular... read more