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Oklahoma prison locked down over concerns of renewed unrest


October 6, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials say a minimum security prison in eastern Oklahoma has been locked down as a precaution against possible unrest.

The Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Le Flore County was locked down to restrict inmate movement on Saturday "out of an abundance of caution" after prison officials say they received unspecified intelligence information.

Prison spokesman Matt Elliott Sunday declined to describe the information but says prison officials are always concerned about gang activity and the possibility of unrest. Elliott says there have been no inmat...

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