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7 Oklahoma prison inmates injured in North Fork disturbance

 

April 16, 2017



SAYRE, Okla. (AP) — Seven inmates at the North Fork Correctional Center in western Oklahoma have been injured in a disturbance at the prison.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a group of inmates verbally confronted a second group of inmates in a cell pod at the Beckham County prison about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The incident escalated and one group of inmates brandished homemade weapons during a physical confrontation. Officials say the disturbance was brought under control and the prison was locked down.

Six of the injured prisoners were transported to a nearby medical facility in El...



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