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ODOC: Statewide lockdown lifted at majority of prisons

Posted at 10:19 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 23:56:36-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections announced Thursday it lifted a statewide facility lockdown at a majority of prisons.

Multiple altercations late last year at several correctional centers prompted a system-wide lockdown.

READ MORE: ODOC: All facilities on lockdown after over 20 inmates assaulted at three prisons

ODOC officials said all facilities are returning to “COVID Phase III Restrictions,” except North Fork Correctional Center, Oklahoma State Penitentiary (medium-security unit), and Davis Correctional Center.

This means inmates have access to recreational areas, educational opportunities, and specialized programming.

All inmates and staff continue to follow COVID-19 protocols, such as social distancing and mask requirements. Visitation remains prohibited due to COVID-19 guidelines.

Inmates identified as members of the United Aryan Brotherhood, Sureños, and Paisas remain locked down due to their involvement in altercations where more than 20 inmates were assaulted, according to ODOC officials.

Staff members are continuing to monitor for potential threats inside facilities.

For more information about the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, click here.

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