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CAPTION ONLY: DOING TIME UNDER THE BIG TOP

Tulsa County prisoners sit at picnic tables while others play volleyball in the exercise yard of a makeshift jail of the Adult Detention Center in Tulsa, Okla. Three Army tents were pitched outside the Tulsa jail March 14 because of overcrowding, with a inmate population peaking at 771, nearly 100 more than the sheriff could handle. The 30-by-60-foot tents are surrounded by two fences and accommodated 75 inmates at first. They currently house only 45. All inmates are considered minimum security.