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  • 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 and u...  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 Alford Corre...  Read More...

  • ODOC locks down prisons statewide due to inmate fights

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Correctional facilities across the state are on lockdown tonight in response to several inmate fights at a half dozen prisons over the weekend. Saturday, inmates at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita began fighting. Sunday, fights between inmates occurred at Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy, North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre, William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply, Lawton Correctional Facility and Mack Alford Correctional Center in St...  Read More...

  • ODOC investigating inmate fight at Lawton Correctional Facility

    LAWTON, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is investigating a large inmate-on-inmate fight that occurred Friday night at Lawton Correctional Facility. The fight began around 8:30 p.m. and involved 46 inmates on Unit 2 of C Pod at the medium-security private prison, which is operated by GEO Group. At least nine inmates were injured.   Read More...

  • Water outage planned Wednesday at Lawton Correctional Facility

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Water service will be shut off from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday at Lawton Correctional Facility while workers repair a leak. LCF, home to 2,657 medium and maximum-security male inmates, will provide bottled water with evening meals and serve a dry breakfast on Thursday with milk and another bottle of water. Inmates will have water buckets in their cells to assist with flushing toilets overnight. Facility staff are contacting the Flower Mound Volun...  Read More...

  • City of Lawton water outage affects Lawton Correctional Facility

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A city water line break has cut service for approximately the next 12 hours to Lawton Correctional Facility. The facility has several days of bottled water in storage, as well as numerous resources in place to ensure inmates have access to water for drinking, food preparation and flushing toilets. Additionally, LCF will acquire additional portable toilets and has requested a tanker truck from an area volunteer fire department to assist. LCF is a privately operated...  Read More...

  • Stabbing injures Lawton Correctional Facility inmate; ODOC investigating

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is investigating a stabbing on Saturday that injured a Lawton Correctional Facility inmate. Inmate James Bever was found lying in a pod shower with multiple stab wounds. He was transported via ambulance to a hospital and later flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Bever, 36, is serving time on a seven-year Pittsburg County sentence for escape. The incident is the second stabbing at the facility in a week. Inmate George ...  Read More...

  • Lawton Correctional Facility inmate hospitalized after assault

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A Lawton Correctional Facility inmate was beaten and stabbed during an assault Monday night. Inmate George Haga, 37, was assaulted around 9:40 p.m. by inmates on a facility pod. An ambulance took Haga to an area hospital where he was still hospitalized on Tuesday. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is investigating what led to the assault. Haga is serving time on a 15-year sentence out of Oklahoma County for firearm possession, acquiring proceeds fro...  Read More...

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