Oklahoma County Commissioners To Look At Selecting New Member Of Jail Trust

Monday, May 17th 2021, 8:15 am
By: Caleb Califano


Oklahoma County commissioners could appoint a new member of the Oklahoma County Jail trust after former chair Tricia Everest left last month.

According to its agenda, the commissioners will discuss and take possible action in making Joe Allbaugh the newest member of the jail trust.

Allbaugh is the former director of the Department of Corrections.

However, while Allbaugh's name is on the agenda, commissioner Carrie Blumert believes each commissioner should be able to submit their own name for the jail trust position.

"There is an item on our Commission agenda Monday to appoint Joe Allbaugh as trustee on the Jail Trust,” Blumert said Friday on Twitter, in part. “We have not created a process yet for how we will consider new trustees. Each of us should get to submit the name we want then we discuss."

Meanwhile, later Monday afternoon, the Oklahoma County jail trust will also be meeting to possibly appoint a new chair and vice chair.