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Crime Inmate Kills Corrections Officer in Oklahoma Prison Attack

14:01  01 august  2022
14:01  01 august  2022 Source:   newsweek.com

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A corrections officer in Oklahoma was killed by an inmate, authorities said.

Stock photo. A corrections officer was killed by an inmate at a prison in Oklahoma. © iStock Stock photo. A corrections officer was killed by an inmate at a prison in Oklahoma.

The incident took place at the Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville, about 70 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, on Sunday.

"We are deeply saddened to report that a correctional officer at the Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville, Oklahoma, has died from an injury sustained after an attack by an inmate earlier today," the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said in a press release.

A group of inmates were being returned to their housing area from recreation when the officer was attacked by the inmate, the department said in the release.

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Lifesaving efforts were administered by medical staff at the facility but were unsuccessful, it added.

"Out of respect for family members, whom facility management is attempting to notify, the identity of the officer is not being released at this time," the release said.

The assailant has been identified and isolated from other inmates, according to the release. His name was not immediately released.

"Officials with local law enforcement and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections were notified and are investigating the incident with full support from facility staff," the release added.

"Additional details are pending the outcome of investigative efforts."

Officials said their "hearts go out to officer's family, friends, and coworkers at this time."

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They added that support services were being made available to staff at the facility.

The Davis Correctional Facility is a private medium security prison that is operated by CoreCivic, formerly the Corrections Corporation of America, and can house about 1,600 adult male offenders.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections and CoreCivic have been contacted for comment.

The Holdenville Police Department has also been contacted for comment.

Sunday's incident comes after a correctional officer in New Jersey was hospitalized last month after being badly beaten by an inmate at Northern State Prison in Newark.

The inmate "began his assault by unexpectedly punching and kicking an officer faced away from him, landing several strikes to the head and face before a distress signal could be called," William Sullivan, the president of PBA Local 105, a union that represents New Jersey corrections officers, said in a statement.

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The inmate stole the officer's pepper spray and sprayed the officer's face and at other responding officers, Sullivan said.

The inmate was subdued "after much resistance" and the injured officer was left with his face "heavily bruised and swollen with open gashes around his eyes and the top of his head," Sullivan added.

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