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The Oklahoma County Detention Center has hired Tony Towery to serve as Chief Operating Officer
At approximately 12:02 a.m. Monday, Oklahoma County Detention Center staff discovered detainee Isiah Mitchell attempting suicide in his cell.
At approximately 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma County Detention Center staff responded to a call from central control to perform a welfare check on detainee Luis Gonzalez, who was being cared for on the medical floor.
The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority, also known as the Jail Trust, has named Maj. Brandi Garner interim CEO of the Oklahoma County Detention Center.
Around 11:40 p.m. Friday, a detention officer called for medical and other officers to respond to Houston's cell.
During the booking process, the body scanner the jail installed in [Month] indicated a small round spot near Hernandez' mid-section.
The Oklahoma County Detention Center has hired Paul Timmons as Chief of Investigations.
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, the only grief center in Oklahoma City offering free grief support services to the entire family, is launching a new program in partnership with the Oklahoma County Detention Center
At approximately 3:52 Sunday morning, a detention officer performing site checks discovered detainee John Basco unresponsive in his cell.
An upgrade of the security and control system at the Oklahoma County Detention Center is providing enhanced safety for detainees and staff.
The Oklahoma County Detention Center recently completed the Avigilon Security Camera upgrade throughout the entire facility.
At approximately 1:51 Friday afternoon, a detention officer performing site checks discovered detainee Danny Paulin attempting suicide in his cell.
At approximately 10:02 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, while distributing medicine, Oklahoma County Detention Center staff discovered a detainee named Robert Dale Richards nonresponsive in his cell.
On Monday, July 25, 2022, an alert Oklahoma County Jail cadet, who was working their first shift as an employee, helped save a detainee's life.
On July 18, 2022, The Oklahoma County Detention Center recently promoted 10 outstanding employees.
On June 25, 2022 approximately 03:10 a.m., OCDC Staff responding to an inmate-on-inmate altercation in a cell discovered Shawn Slavens unconscious but breathing, and began to render medical aid. Slavens was transported to the hospital. At 6:21 a.m. on July 11, 2022, he passed away at the hospital due to his injuries.
On June 15, 2022, The Oklahoma County Detention Center recently promoted 11 outstanding employees.
Detainee Corey McMichael passed away at the hospital on Saturday, July 2, 2022. McMichael's was being housed on the medical floor of the detention center. He was taken to the medical clinic on Monday, June 27
At approximately 7:16 p.m. on June 22, a detention officer performing site checks discovered Melvin Loveless attempting suicide in his cell. The detention officer called for medical and other officers who immediately began life saving efforts. Oklahoma City Fire Department and EMSA personnel arrived and continued resuscitation efforts. Loveless was taken to the hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 8:12 p.m.
At approximately 5:50AM on Thursday June 9th, a detention officer discovered a detainee unresponsive in his cell. The detention officer called for other staff and medical to respond. Medical arrived at 5:53AM and began assessing the detainee. Oklahoma City Fire and EMSA arrived and pronounced the detainee deceased at approximately 6:06AM.
The Oklahoma County Detention Center (OCDC) is proud to announce Officer Chelsie Anderson has graduated from the Council on Law Enforcement and Education Training (CLEET).
A former Oklahoma County Detention Officer was charged Tuesday following the investigation of a detainee death. Jesse Paul Kight faces charges of destruction or falsification of records and willful neglect of duty stemming from the suicide death of a Gabriel Yalartai on Dec. 26, 2021.
At 2 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2022, Oklahoma County Detention Center employees discovered a detainee named Eddie Garcia nonresponsive in his cell.
Recently, the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority contracted to develop a new policy manual with the assistance of Lexipol, the nation's leading content, policy, and training platform for corrections agencies. The new policies will help OCDC staff enhance response to challenging situations, operating in accordance with federal and state laws and best practices.
On May 5, 2022, Detention Officer China Tucker was booked into the jail on charges of aggravated trafficking of illegal drugs, acquiring proceeds from drug activity, distribution of controlled substance, and conspiracy to commit a felony. She was also terminated from her position.
The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority has named nine members to its Citizen Advisory Board. These individuals will act in an advisory role to assist the members of the OCCJA.
At approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, March 28, a detention officer performing site checks discovered an unresponsive detainee in a cell at the Oklahoma County Detention Center.
Oklahoma County Detention Center now has a green tag fire system.
Fast Track booking is a new time saving program for those who have a warrant and have secured a bond—This program aims to trim wait times down by several hours.
At approximately 7:50 p.m. on Friday, March 11, detention staff opened one of the cells, and one of the two detainees inside was laying on a bunk and would not respond to the officer.
Starting March 14, 2022, all press releases from the Oklahoma County Detention Center Communications Department will now be posted to our website instead of mass emailing.
At approximately 3:49 Saturday morning, a detention officer conducting routine site checks and pulling detainees to be released, discovered detainee Andrew Avelar unresponsive in his cell.
The jail has 120 cells that meet state jail standards to hold three detainees. However, currently the jail is not housing more than two detainees per cell. This achievement impacts the overall safety and security of all detainees and staff.