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Fight against prison contraband continues

• 3 inmates at one facility overdose on opioids in one night; staff revive each


October 26, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – Cellphones and illicit drugs have become a lethal combination in our state prisons. Both infiltrate prison walls at alarming rates, threatening the safety of correctional officers, inmates and the public.

Inmates use cellphones in part to bring in contraband such as illegal drugs. Such contraband led to three inmates at Jess Dunn Correctional Center overdosing on synthetic opioids Wednesday night. Security staff and medical first responders were able to save each one with an emergency anti-overdose drug, Narcan.

ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh traveled to Washington, D.C., l...

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