LEXINGTON, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma state prison in Lexington has been without power for five days after lightning struck a transformer.
The Lexington Assessment and Reception Center has had no electricity since Saturday.
State Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terri Watkins told The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/28NMM2H ) that ice is being taken into the prison and that it has fans and three generators.
Watkins said work is ongoing to put a new transformer in place and that power is expected to be restored by Thursday.
The prison holds about 1,450 inmates. It is a medium- and minimum-security prison and serves as intake facility for inmates.