CrimeOklahoma inmate dies, multiple people injured in prison fights as statewide facilities remain on lockdown

20:10  16 september  2019
20:10  16 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Oklahoma prisons remain locked down Monday after a string of inmate fights over the weekend at several state facilities left one inmate dead and more than a dozen injured, officials said.

The fighting began Saturday at the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said Sunday. The outbreak of violence then continued Sunday at five more prisons, in Hominy, Sayre, Forty Supply, Lawton and Stringtown.


Weapons, phones, drugs found after Oklahoma prison fights

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.

Oklahoma correctional facilities were on lockdown Sunday in an official response to several inmate fights at six prisons over the weekend, according to state officials. One inmate was reported dead after a fight Sunday at the Dick Correctional Center in Hominy. More than a dozen inmates with

Oklahoma 's entire prison system has been in lockdown since a fight at a private prison on Saturday left four inmates dead. The four inmates were stabbed in a fight at the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing that lasted just minutes and hospitalized four more, according to prison officials.

One inmate died at the Dick Conner Correctional Facility in Hominy, about 90 miles outside Oklahoma City, the department said. More than a dozen others throughout the state were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Details on the death, the other injuries and what sparked the fights weren’t immediately available.

Police did tell Oklahoma's News 4 on Monday, however, that one inmate at the Lawton Correctional Facility was stabbed multiple times and required an airlift to a hospital in Oklahoma City.


ODOC said they are transferring inmates involved in the fighting to other facilities for their safety and enhancing security at the six facilities where violence occurred.

Spokesman Matt Elliott said officials are still investigating what caused the fights.

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