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Bids requested for privatizing juvenile center in Oklahoma

BY BARBARA HOBEROCK - Tulsa World Modified: December 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm •  Published: December 5, 2009
The Board of Juvenile Affairs on Friday reversed a decision on private management of a new juvenile facility.

In a 4-3 vote, the board decided to issue a request for proposals or an invitation to bid for the private or nonprofit management of a new medium- and maximum-secure juvenile facility of not more than 150 beds.

At a September board meeting, the issue died because it never got a motion to move forward.

Board of Juvenile Affairs Chairman Gary A. Taylor said the decision was a signal to lawmakers about how the board felt.

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