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By Jeff Raymond
Oklahoma Watch 

After year and a half, charges filed in deadly Cushing prison fight

 

April 21, 2017



A year and a half after the deadliest prison fight in Oklahoma history, Payne County prosecutors brought charges Monday against seven people in connection with the incident.

None of the seven, however, was charged with murder in the prison-gang fight that saw four inmates stabbed to death at Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing on Sept. 12, 2015. Rather each was charged with one count of participating in a riot, a felony whose punishment in this case is the same as second-degree murder – from 10 years to life in prison. The type of charges filed reflects the difficulty authorities ha...



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