- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A plan to provide $13 million to help Oklahoma’s prison system finish the current fiscal year is one step away from the governor’s desk.

The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday for the bill that appropriates $13 million to the Department of Corrections and gives the agency more authority to tap an internal agency revolving account.

The bill still must be approved by the full House before heading to Gov. Mary Fallin.

The department will use the money to pay for private prison beds, a backup of inmates in county jails, and inmate medical services for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

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Online:

Senate Bill 2126: https://bit.ly/1fRrao1

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