Overcrowding At The Washington County...

Overcrowding At The Washington County Jail Causing Headaches

There are 11 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Sep 23, 2010, titled Overcrowding At The Washington County Jail Causing Headaches. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

Washington County is the process of building a new county detention facility, but in the meantime, the current jail in the basement of the county courthouse in downtown Bartlesville is experiencing overcrowding problems.

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MMB

Oklahoma City, OK

#2 Sep 23, 2010
And this is new news....why?
gubber

AOL

#3 Sep 23, 2010
easy way to fix this problem. 1. go get some head lice shampoo and that will take away the headaches. 2. take some more tax payers money and build a I-max jail for that area to handle the inmate capacity. 3. follow current state policy on arrest, let everyone go after 3 days...

is jerry springer on this early, gotta go...
TomC

Tulsa, OK

#4 Sep 23, 2010
Jails are big business. Keep locking up minor offenders under the guise of public safety. You not only have to house,feed and supervise these people, you take them out of the workforce. Public offiicials can't see that they are exacerbating the problem. With these people incarcerated they can no longer provide for their families. The result of which is higher welfare and social program costs i.e., food stamps and housing assistance. I am not an expert but it would appear that a viscious circle has been created with no end in sight. What is equally ironic is the Feds are fining the the community for over population... Wow who do they think pays these fines. The citizens of every community need to take a hard look at who justifies these calamaties and allows them to perpetuate into sheer stupidity. Before all the get tough on crime crowd gets their panties in a wad, please note that my comments are directed towards the minor offenders, not the criminals that need to be incarcerated.

“Think about it!”

Since: Sep 10

Freedom USA

#5 Sep 23, 2010
More arrests will be needed to pay for it. No problem there..
JKM

Tulsa, OK

#6 Sep 23, 2010
TomC wrote:
Jails are big business. Keep locking up minor offenders under the guise of public safety. You not only have to house,feed and supervise these people, you take them out of the workforce. Public offiicials can't see that they are exacerbating the problem. With these people incarcerated they can no longer provide for their families. The result of which is higher welfare and social program costs i.e., food stamps and housing assistance. I am not an expert but it would appear that a viscious circle has been created with no end in sight. What is equally ironic is the Feds are fining the the community for over population... Wow who do they think pays these fines. The citizens of every community need to take a hard look at who justifies these calamaties and allows them to perpetuate into sheer stupidity. Before all the get tough on crime crowd gets their panties in a wad, please note that my comments are directed towards the minor offenders, not the criminals that need to be incarcerated.
So true! It's HUGE business.
EPAW

United States

#7 Sep 23, 2010
Just more of the same. Law enforcement over stating the crime for job security. Why are these fools making war against the population? By god, can't they see the problems they are causing; and why the hell are the Officials allowing this corruption, unless thier in on it.
Muskogee Reader

Tulsa, OK

#8 Sep 23, 2010
So. Stuff them in a closet.
Kevin

Broken Arrow, OK

#9 Sep 23, 2010
In a related story, all inmates with convictions regarding simple marijauna posession were released into society. Overcrowding of this facility is now a non-issue.
Noses

United States

#10 Sep 23, 2010
Let my people go...

“Think about it!”

Since: Sep 10

Freedom USA

#11 Sep 23, 2010
Epaw...like my daddy used to say, "you get 3 guesses and the first 2 don't count".

Hasn't anyone on here, or their relatives, or friends been stopped on weird so-called "routine" traffic stops for irrational nonsense lately?...that would never have happened 10 or 20 years ago?

Hasn't anyone on here been aware of the paradigm shift in the last decade since the year 2001?
JKM

Tulsa, OK

#13 Sep 25, 2010
Noses wrote:
Let my people go...
LOL!

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