12 injured in Cushing prison fight

Ponca City Now - June 11, 2015 9:56 am

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) – Officials say a private prison in north-central Oklahoma is on lockdown after a fight among inmates sent 12 to the hospital.

Steve Owen, a spokesman for the company that owns and runs the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, said the fight began around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday and involved four housing units.

Owen told the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1MKyTA8 ) the fight was under control by 5:15 p.m.

He says two hospitalized inmates were treated and released Wednesday evening. Others were hurt but didn’t require hospitalization.

The state Department of Corrections told the newspaper the facility, which has a general population of 1,650, remained on lockdown late Wednesday.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many inmates were involved. The cause of the fight remains under investigation.

Cushing is about 25 miles southeast of Stillwater.


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