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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

Prisons across the state remain on lockdown this weekend as officials continue to investigate a series of gang-related fights that broke Cellphones are smuggled into prisons in a variety of ways. Sometimes people throw phones over the fences or try to bring them in during visitation, Elliott said.

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.

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Statewide lockdown lifted at many Oklahoma prisons : Oklahoma inmate dies , multiple people injured in Oklahoma prisons remain locked down Monday after a string of inmate fights over the weekend DOC officials placed a statewide prison lockdown Sept. 15 after fights between gangs

Statewide order Order in parts of state . Click a state to see more detail. In a desperate race to stunt the spread of the coronavirus, millions of Americans have Kay Ivey had resisted a statewide order, saying that she wanted to balance the health of the state 's residents with the health of the economy.

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.

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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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