County Jails Could Help Alleviate Prison

Greer Country Jail

Prisons in Oklahoma are overcrowded and county jails could ease that overcrowding. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is putting temporary beds in common areas of state prisons to house all the inmates.

According to the August 11, 2014 Oklahoma Department of Corrections facility report the state prisons are at 105% of capacity. The report states that the total capacity of the state prisons is 15,924. As of August 11 these prisons were housing 16,668 or 744 prisoners above capacity.

Tigers To Scrimmage Burns Flat Friday Night

Colby Hamlet fades back to pass as the Tigers get ready for their first scrimmage Friday night at the Liberty Bowl

The Mangum Tigers are under new coach, Forrest Mazey, and this Friday night will be your first chance to see them in action as they will scrimmage the Burns Flat Eagles at the Liberty Bowl at 6 p.m. This is the annual “soap and Towel" scrimmage where the fans are asked to donate towels, soap, laundry detergent, stain remover, fabric softener, etc. Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated. They will have an out of town scrimmage next week then will open the season on Friday, September 5 at Hobart. Come out and support the Tigers!