Alva Review-Courier -

Visitation reinstated at more Oklahoma prisons after unrest

 

October 18, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Visitation is being reinstated at two more Oklahoma prisons locked down after one inmate was killed and three dozen were hurt during coordinated violence that officials say resulted from race-based gang tension.

The Department of Corrections said Thursday that visitation will resume this weekend at the minimum-security Jim E. Hamilton and Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Centers.

Visitation was suspended and all state prisons were locked down after fights in six prisons last month. Afterward, Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an executive order to crack down on contraband cellph...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019