Oklahoma County leaders took a huge step today on a path that will hopefully lead to some much needed improvements at the Oklahoma County Adult Detention Center, a.k.a. the county jail.
News 9 was the only TV station there Tuesday afternoon as the new Adult Detention Advisory Committee met for the first time.
It was very interesting and educational for me to be able to sit and watch a group like this meet for the first time and go over what they can and can't do by law. The 10-members, who were all appointed by more well known leaders in Oklahoma County, were instructed on how to hold meetings, when and where they can do it and what right citizens have to their findings.
The group wrestled with finding a day and a time that would allow all members to get together for the weekly meetings. They decided next Monday would be the best day to go on a tour of the jail. Most importantly, they laid out the problems on the table and what their goal was.
The other interesting thing, for me at least, was to see so many well known faces crammed into one room. The sheriff, the district attorney, prominent attorneys, former judges, police chiefs and county commissioners were bumping shoulders with one another and I was in the mix.
That's just how I like it.
Rusty Surette firstname.lastname@example.org