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ODOC Lifts Lockdown at Seven Prisons

Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 11:44:58-05

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has lifted the lockdown on seven prisons, according to ODOC officials.

Officials say the lockdown was lifted Wednesday morning at the following prisons: Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, Kate Barnard Correctional Center, Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, Bill Johnson Correctional Center, Howard McLeod Correctional Center, Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center and John H. Lilley Correctional Center.

Officials say visitation at the seven prisons will be reinstated and return to normal operations.

On Tuesday, the decision to lockdown prisons statewide was made as a response to a disturbance involving around a half-dozen inmates at Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown.

Officials say no one was seriously injured during the disturbance, including staff and inmates.

ODOC Inspector General agents and prison staff interviewed inmates and learned of the chance for additional disturbances at other prison locations.

For visitation at the remaining facilities, officials say to check the department's social media for information.

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