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Inmate freed from Oklahoma prison tests positive for virus


April 29, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is testing inmates for the coronavirus at least a week before releasing them after a man was released then his test result came back positive hours later.

Department spokesman Justin Wolf said Tuesday that an inmate at the William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply was released April 22, two days after being tested but hours before the department received his test result.

Asked if Wolf knew where the inmate, he said no.

"We have no legal authority to hold him ... we followed (state health department) guidelines to notify h...

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