of Collinsville Has Jail For First Time Since Dec. 2001 City Hall Fire
Began Summer of 2010
Funded By City Sales Tax Increase
(email questions/comments to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ted Wright -- last update 1/15/2011 (JailOpenHouse.html)
Copyright 2011 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Wright photo - pre cvilleok.com
lost their jail, police station, fire station and city offices when City
Hall burned Dec. 1, 2001. The jail was the last of those facilities to
be restored during the 9+ year span that followed.
only "bars" visible in the new city jail are in the ceiling under
two skylights providing natural light in the day room just outside the cells.
The new cell doors are solid doors with special windows.
Annis was Collinsville Police Chief during the majority of the years
Collinsville was without a jail (starting
in April 2003)
Stan Sallee used the ceremonial scissors (above) as city official marked the
opening of the new jail facility at an open house Jan. 14, 2011.
Sallee and citizens / dignitaries at the open house Friday posed with the new
hot pink jumpsuit that Collinsville jail prisoners will soon be wearing.
Commissioner Pam Porter (left) is the only current commissioner in office while
the former jail was in still use.
Collinsville police officers were available for a photo with their new jail
Friday. They are pleased to no longer have to travel to Owasso (or Tulsa County)
to house their prisioners. The local police dispatchers are also being trained
as jailers to assist the officers.
port for real police station / jail entry.
hall way (beyond the "drunk tank" at the rear entry) leads past the
new cells to the existing police station which had it's open house in ??.
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of original jail in burnt out City Hall.