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  • ODOC facilities return to normal operations

    OKLAHOMA CITY – All Oklahoma Department of Corrections facilities have returned to normal operations. This ends the statewide lockdown that began March 2 after a disturbance between inmates at Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown. No inmates were seriously injured.   Read More...

  • Visitation canceled at 6 prisons due to lockdown; others to be re-assessed

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Department of Corrections has canceled visitation at three state prisons starting Thursday and extending through the weekend. Additionally, visitation is cancelled at the state's three private prisons.Visitation is canceled at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre, Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy, Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown, Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville, and Lawton Correctional &...  Read More...

  • UPDATED: Oklahoma Department of Corrections to release lockdown of several prisons

    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections expects to open seven prisons to normal operations Wednesday morning if prison staff determine no risk remains at those facilities. On Monday evening, the agency initiated a statewide lockdown of prisons after more than a half dozen inmates at Mack Alford Correctional Center (male medium security) caused a disturbance. No inmates were seriously injured, and no staff were harmed. Staff will evaluate each prison for any continued risk and lift the lockdo...  Read More...

  • ODOC locks down prisons statewide

    Monday night, out of an abundance of caution, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections enacted a systemwide lockdown. This decision was in response to a disturbance involving approximately a half-dozen inmates at Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown. No one was seriously injured. Prison staff and ODOC Inspector General agents spent the evening interviewing inmates and collecting intelligence. Investigators learned of the potential for additional disturbances at other prisons.&nb...  Read More...

  • Visitation reinstated this weekend at NFCC, DCCC, MACC and all private prisons; all state prisons off of lockdown

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Visitation in a limited form is reinstated this weekend at North Fork Correctional Center, Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy and Mack Alford Correctional Center in Atoka. Additionally, privately operated Davis, Cimarron and Lawton correctional facilities will also have visitation this weekend.All the above facilities are allowing controlled movement of inmates. If no incidents take place, Oklahoma Department of Corrections may put its remaining facilities on normal ...  Read More...

  • ODOC takes two facilities off lockdown, reinstates visitation; Most medium-security prisons on normal operations with visitation restored

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has ended the lockdown at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center and Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center, restoring visitation at those facilities for this weekend. Additionally, the agency has returned Joseph Harp Correctional Center, Lexington Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary’s medium yard fully to normal operations with visitation. The changes announced today return all Oklahoma minimum-security prisons...  Read More...

  • Statewide lockdown update: Visitation reinstated at several medium-security facilities

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reinstated visitation this weekend at the medium-security units of Joseph Harp Correctional Center, James Crabtree Correctional Center, Lexington Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary.Additionally, the following facilities have resumed normal operations, including visitation: Jackie Brannon, Eddie Warrior, Mabel Bassett, Kate Barnard, Jess Dunn, Bill Johnson, John Lilley, William S. Key, Howard McLeod Correctional centers,...  Read More...

  • ODOC returns minimum-security prisons to normal daytime operations; reinstates visitation at those facilities

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As the Oklahoma Department of Corrections continues its response to the fights more than two weeks ago that left 36 inmates injured and one dead, the agency has returned nine minimum-security prisons, four minimum units and the state’s only medium-security women’s prison to normal daytime operations. Visitation is also reinstated at those facilities starting this weekend, as well as all community corrections centers. This changes affects the following ...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma prisons to remain locked down; visitation canceled

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s statewide prison lockdown will continue this weekend and beyond, Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials report. All visitation remains canceled until further notice. ODOC enforced the lockdown on Sunday after a series of inmate fights that began the day before at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita. Other fights followed at William S. Key Correctional Center, Dick Conner Correctional Center, North Fork Correctional Center, Mack ...  Read More...

  • Update on statewide prison lockdown

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is continuing to investigate the coordinated gang-related violence from last weekend that took place at six prisons. These investigations have yielded numerous seizures of contraband cellphones, weapons and drugs by agency staff, while also shedding new light on what took place. The fights, which began Saturday, took place at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center, Lawton Correctional Facility, North Fork Correctional Center, Dick...  Read More...

  • Dick Conner Correctional Center locked down, visitation canceled after inmate fight

    HOMINY, Okla. - The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has locked down Dick Conner Correctional Center and canceled visitation this weekend due to an inmate-on-inmate fight. The fight, which took place around 1:30 p.m. at the medium-security prison's gym, injured five inmates, none of them seriously.   Read More...

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