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CrimeOklahoma prisons locked down after outbreak of violence

20:20  16 september  2019
20:20  16 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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(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.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — All Oklahoma prisons are locked down after several inmate fights left one inmate dead and more than a dozen injured.

Oklahoma prisons locked down after outbreak of violence © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - This July 10, 2017, file photo shows a tower outside of the razor wire at the Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton, Okla. Prisons in Oklahoma are locked down after several inmate fights over the weekend caused one inmate death and more than a dozen injuries. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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 prison was locked down after four inmates were hurt in fights.

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