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Crime Statewide lockdown lifted at many Oklahoma prisons

23:30  24 september  2019
23:30  24 september  2019 Source:   koco.com

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

Oklahoma inmate dies, multiple people injured in prison fights as statewide facilities remain on lockdown 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. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); 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.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has lifted the lockdown at many state prisons after gang-related fights left one inmate dead and several others injured more than a week ago.

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DOC officials are now allowing controlled movement of inmates at most male minimum-security facilities, minimum-security units at medium-security prisons and all female prisons, according to a news release. Authorities said correctional officers will move small groups of inmates from their pods or cells to allow them to use prison telephones, access dining halls and canteens and provide outdoor recreation time.

Oklahoma prisons locked down after outbreak of violence

Oklahoma prisons locked down after outbreak of violence 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.

Inmates also will have daily, structured access to showers, officials said.

Farm and industry workers also will be allowed back to their assigned jobs, and inmates in education programs back to the classroom, the release states. The controlled movements will go into effect over the course of the next week.

DOC officials placed a statewide prison lockdown Sept. 15 after fights between gangs happened at six prisons within a 24-hour period. One inmate died in the fights and 36 others were treated for various injuries.

"The prisons allowing for the controlled movement are prepared to return to a full lockdown if any problems arise," DOC officials said in the release.

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.

Visitation remains canceled at all prison facilities, according to the release.

Below is a list of minimum-security facilities and medium-security prisons with minimum-security units.

Minimum-security facilities

  • Bill Johnson Correctional Center, Alva
  • Howard McLeod Correctional Center, Atoka
  • Jackie Brannon Correctional Center, McAlester
  • Jess Dunn Correctional Center, Taft
  • Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center, Hodgen
  • John Lilley Correctional Center, Boley

Medium-security facilities with minimum-security units

  • Dick Conner Correctional Center, Hominy
  • James Crabtree Correctional Center, Helena
  • Mack Alford Correctional Center, Stringtown
  • Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, Lexington

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