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Oklahoma prison in Lexington without power since Saturday

Oklahoma prison in Lexington without power since Saturday
Posted at 3:27 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 16:27:33-04

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.