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  • OSR experiencing water outage; inmates, staff have drinking water

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Corrections maintenance crews are working to locate and repair the cause of a water outage that began Sunday night at Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.The 108-year-old facility’s water tower was discovered empty Sunday after a large water line break was repaired south of the facility on Saturday. As the tower’s water level dropped, so did water pressure inside the prison, causing every toilet to flush until the tower was empty. O...  Read More...

  • Sunday visitation canceled at Jackie Brannon, OSP

    MCALESTER, Okla. -- Officials at Jackie Brannon Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary have canceled Sunday visitation at the two facilities. The cancellation is due to the city of McAlester 's plans to shut off water service Sunday to repair damage from a fire that occurred yesterday as the city repaired a broken water main.   Read More...

  • McAlester Water Outage: 2 DOC facilities enact contingency plans

    MCALESTER -- A Friday water outage due to a broken city water line caused intermittent service at Oklahoma Department of Corrections' facilities Jackie Brannon Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary. In response, the facilities' leadership enacted contingency plans to ensure staff and inmates can access potable water. Enough water has been obtained from the nearby city of Krebs and others in the area to last until tomorrow, and more is available if needed. "Ou...  Read More...

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