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Oklahoma Department of Corrections releases lockdown of several prisons


The Oklahoma Department of Corrections expected to open seven prisons to normal operations Wednesday morning if prison staff determine no risk remains at those facilities.

On Monday evening, the agency initiated a statewide lockdown of prisons after more than a half dozen inmates at Mack Alford Correctional Center (male medium security) caused a disturbance. No inmates were seriously injured, and no staff was harmed. Staff will evaluate each prison for any continued risk and lift the lockdown as appropriate.

Facilities expected to be lifted from lockdown Wednesday morning are Mabel Bassett...

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