Visitation resumes at Oklahoma prisons following fights


October 4, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Visitation will resume at 14 Oklahoma minimum security prisons that were among more than two dozen prisons locked down following recent fights that injured three dozen inmates and left one inmate dead.

State Department of Corrections spokesman Matt Elliott said visitation will resume at many minimum security facilities and at community corrections centers.

The state's 24 prisons plus three private prisons were locked down following fights last month at prisons in Vinita, Hominy, Sayre, Fort Supply, Lawton and Stringtown. Inmate Chad Burns, 27, was killed in the fighti...

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