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ODOC: Lockdown lifted at several state prisons

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 15:35:30-04

According to the Department of Corrections, a lockdown has been lifted at many state prisons in Oklahoma.

Officials say that ODOC is now allowing controlled movement of inmates at most of the male minimum-security facilities, minimum-security units at medium-security prisons, and all female prisons.

Officials say that correctional officers will be moving small groups of inmates to allow them use of the prison telephones, outdoor recreation time, access to dining halls, and daily, structured shower access.

Officials with ODOC say they will also be sending inmates in education programs back to the classroom, as well as farm and industry workers back to assigned jobs.

Related Story: Gang violence puts Oklahoma prisons on lock-down

Mid-September, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections initiated a state-wide prison lockdown after gang-related violence took place at six prisons.

Officials say that dozens of inmates were injured and one killed as a result of the fights that occurred within a 24-hour period.

ODOC officials say that visitation still remain canceled at all prison facilities.

Minimum-security facilities are listed below:

Bill Johnson Correctional Center, Alva

Howard McLeod Correctional Center, Atoka

Jackie Brannon Correctional Center, McAlester

Jess Dunn Correctional Center, Taft

Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center, Hodgen

John Lilley Correctional Center, Boley

Medium-security facilities with minimum-security are listed below:

Dick Conner Correctional Center, Hominy

James Crabtree Correctional Center, Helena

Mack Alford Correctional Center, Stringtown

Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, Lexington

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