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ODOC: Several prisons return to normal daytime operations

Posted at 10:26 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 23:26:21-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, several minimum security prisons have returned to normal daytime operations.

This follows after ODOC initiated a statewide lockdown Sept. 15 in response to gang-related fights at six prisons that left 36 inmates injured and one dead.

No further incidents related to the gang dispute have taken place since.

ODOC Officials say visitation is also reinstated at those facilities starting this weekend as well as all community corrections centers in the state.

These changes affect the following facilities including, nine minimum-security prisons, four minimum units and the state’s only medium-security women’s prison:

  • Eddie Warrior Correctional Center
  • Mabel Bassett Correctional Center
  • Kate Barnard Correctional Center
  • Jackie Brannon Correctional Center
  • Jess Dunn Correctional Center
  • Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center
  • Bill Johnson Correctional Center
  • John Lilley Correctional Center
  • Howard McLeod Correctional Center
  • William S. Key Correctional Center
  • Dick Conner Correctional Center Minimum-Security Unit
  • Mack Alford Correctional Center Minimum-Security Unit
  • James Crabtree Correctional Center Minimum-Security Unit
  • Lexington Assessment & Reception Center Minimum-Security Unit

Officials say the facilities have resumed normal operations from approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and enter controlled movement at night.

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