3 inmates dead after incident at Cushing prison

Posted at 9:12 PM, Sep 12, 2015

Cimarron Correctional Facility staff says the facility is on lockdown after an incident Saturday afternoon left three inmates are dead and five others were hurt.

According to a release from the facility, an inmate disturbance happened around 4:30 p.m. It lasted 40 minutes and was contained to one housing pod.

The release says three inmates are dead and five other inmates were taken to local hospitals.

Local law enforcement and the Oklahoma Department of Correction are assisting the facility staff as they investigate the incident.

No staff members were hurt in the incident.

The inmates' names have not been released.

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