TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections announced all facilities are locked down after more than 20 inmates were assaulted at three prisons.
The assaults happened at North Fork Correctional Center, Jess Dunn Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary, according to ODOC officials.
ODOC tweeted the lockdown shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27.
2/2 Oklahoma State Penitentiary, staff quickly responded by securing all inmates inside their cells. ODOC corrections staff and agents with the Office of the Inspector General are investigating what sparked the altercations. All facilities system wide are secure.— Oklahoma DOC (@OklaDOC) November 27, 2020
Several injured inmates were taken to local hospitals, ODOC officials said. Staff quickly responded by securing all inmates inside their cells.
Officials are working to determine what caused the altercations.
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