Weapons, phones, drugs found after Oklahoma prison fights
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials say numerous weapons, cellphones and drugs have been found by investigators following a series of fights that left one inmate dead, dozens injured and prisons statewide locked down. Department spokesman Matt Elliott said Wednesday that all 24 state and three private prisons remain locked down indefinitely following the weekend fights at prisons in Vinita, Hominy, Sayre, Fort Supply, Lawton and Stringtown. Elliott said 27-year-old inmate Chad Burns was killed in fighting at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.
(AP) — The Department of Corrections locked down a northwest Oklahoma prison and transferred more than a dozen inmates after skirmishes erupted this week that The agency's interim executive director, Scott Crow, says prison staff broke up the fights before more serious injuries could occur.
Oklahoma prisons locked down after outbreak of violence . The Note: Rivals test Biden with indirect shots. Biden rebukes white supremacy at the 56th memorial service of Birmingham Hospital staff rally for protest campaign after new violence . Israeli leader vows to annex West Bank settlement enclave.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — All Oklahoma prisons are locked down after several inmate fights left one inmate dead and more than a dozen injured.
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says fights broke out Saturday at the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita and on Sunday at prisons in Hominy, Sayre, Fort Supply, Lawton and Stringtown. The department says one inmate died at the medium-security Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City. More than a dozen inmates were taken to hospitals with injuries that aren't considered life-threatening.
The department says inmates involved in the fights have been transferred to other facilities. Spokesman Matt Elliott says officials are looking into what prompted the fights.
Last month, another Oklahoma prisonafter four inmates were hurt in fights.
Texas to execute man convicted of stabbing wife, stepsons to death in 2007 .
TEXAS-EXECUTION/ (PIX):Texas to execute man convicted of stabbing wife, stepsons to death in 2007Sept 25 (Reuters) - A 45-year-old man convicted of stabbing his wife and two stepsons to death and sexually assaulting his two stepdaughters in their home in 2007 saying he believed his spouse was poisoning him is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Wednesday.