TULSA - Operations at Tulsa's county jail have returned to normal after overcrowding forced the county to take measures to restrict the number of prisoners coming in from the city and state.
Sheriff Stanley Glanz made the decision to once again accept DOC prisoners and municipal prisoners who don't face state charges after the jail population was reduced to about 1725 prisoners.
The restrictions initially began a week ago, Friday April 12.
Even with the reduction of more than 250 in the prisoner population, the jail remains over its capacity of 1, 714, and well over its operational capacity of 1650.
TCSO sent the following statement to KRMG:
On Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 7:00pm (1900 hours), Sheriff Stanley Glanz has made the decision to return the David L Moss Criminal Justice Center back to normal operations.
This evening Undersheriff Tim Albin notified Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan that the jail population has been reduced to 1725 making it possible to once again accept municipal inmates.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has worked diligently with the stakeholders in the criminal justice system over the last six days to drop the population by over 250 inmates. At 1725, the Tulsa County Jail is still exceeding its maximum capacity of 1714 inmates. However, Sheriff Stanley Glanz feels that operations at the Tulsa County Jail are efficient enough and that the numbers have come down enough to add municipal prisoners back into the facility.