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  • ODOC investigating inmate homicide at Oklahoma State Penitentiary

    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is investigating a homicide that took place Friday night at Oklahoma State Penitentiary.A correctional officer doing a routine security check around 7:30 p.m. found a male, maximum-security inmate unresponsive inside his cell on C-Unit. His cellmate is believed responsible for the murder.Medical staff could not revive the inmate, and a doctor pronounced him dead at 8:55 p.m.ODOC is withholding identification of the deceased inmate until his next of kin can ...  Read More...

  • OSP inmate homicide victim identified

    MCALESTER, Okla. -- Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials have identified the inmate killed Friday night at Oklahoma State Penitentiary as Anthony Palma.A correctional officer on a routine security check found Palma around 7:30 p.m. unresponsive inside his maximum-security cell he shared with another inmate.   Read More...

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    OSP: New visitation times, entry point for visitors

    MCALESTER -- Oklahoma State Penitentiary has moved its facility visitation from the Administration Building to H-Unit’s entry. All facility visitors, including inmate visitors, must now enter through the H-Unit entry. Oklahoma Department of Corrections rules for visiting the facility have not changed. Parking is outside H-Unit’s entrance. New visitation hours Visitation times for several housing units have changed. Weekly visitation is Saturdays and Sundays f...  Read More...

  • ODOC corrects released info on Dec. 22 contraband arrest at OSP

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Information released about the Dec. 22 arrest of an agency employee at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester incorrectly described several key details of the incident. Food service supervisor Adam Siemer was going through the employee security check point for H Unit when an Oklahoma Department of Corrections correctional officer told him to remove his prosthetic leg for searching. Siemer then became nervous and said he would have to go to his car to get a tool ...  Read More...

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    28 ODOC cadets graduate, will staff facilities throughout eastern Oklahoma

    MCALESTER – Twenty-eight correctional security officer cadets graduated Tuesday from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections satellite training academy. A ceremony, attended by agency leadership, as well as the cadets’ friends and family, honored the men and women at The Kings House church. The cadets will go on to work posts at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center and Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft, John Lilley Correctional Center in Boley, Mack Alford Correctional Cent...  Read More...

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