Lock downs continue in Oklahoma State Prisons due to inmate fights

Lock downs continue in Oklahoma State Prisons due to inmate fights


I’M AUTUMN BRACEY. LOCKDOWNS IN OKLAHOMA STATE PRISONS CONTINUE IN RESPONSE TO MULITPLE INMATE FIGHTS AT FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE. LAST SUNDAY, AT THE NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA CORRECTIONAL CENTER IN VINITA IS WHERE THE FIRST MAJOR FIGHT BEGAN. THERE WERE FIGHTS AT 5 OTHER FACILITIES IN OKLAHOMA . 36 INMATES SUSTAINED INJURIES..AND INMATE CHAD BURNS DIED.AT THIS TIME THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IS CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE WHAT SPARKED THE INCIDENTS. FOR NOW THEY ARE LIMITING INMATES INTERACTIONS WITH EACH OTHER.THEY ARE ALSO HAVING FOOD AND MEDICINE BROUGHT TO THEM AT THEIR CELLS. ONCE THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE, NORMAL OPERATIONS AND VISITING AT THESE FACILITIES WILL OPEN BACK UP.

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