Oklahoma prison ‘under control’ after fatal fight

Ponca City Now - July 16, 2016 2:52 pm

STRINGTOWN, Okla. (AP) – The director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections says the situation at a state prison is "under control" following a deadly knife fight earlier this week left one inmate dead and three injured.
Joe Allbaugh said in a statement Friday that the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown will return to normal operations soon, but remains on lockdown while the fight remains under investigation and weekend visitation is canceled.
Allbaugh said he'll not comment further until the investigation is complete.
The department says 29-year-old inmate Gregory Smith died at a hospital after being stabbed during the fight Wednesday. Inmates Kenneth Strain and Joshua McGuffin were hospitalized, but have been released back to the prison while inmate DeAngelo Washington remains hospitalized in stable condition.


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