Oklahoma prisons locked down after inmate attacks at 6 sites

The Associated Press - September 4, 2021 7:58 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of Oklahoma’s prison system is ordering a statewide lockdown after several inmates were injured in what authorities say were gang-related attacks at six different prisons. Corrections Director Scott Crow ordered the lockdown on Friday afternoon and canceled all visitation.

Prison system spokesman Justin Wolf said he couldn’t release many details because the incidents were still under investigation. The agency said several inmates were injured seriously, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.

The attacks occurred at prisons in Hodgen, Atoka, Boley, Lexington, Hominy, and Holdenville.


Latest Stories

Youth Fishing Clinic is June 7th at Lake Ponca

Ponca City Parks & Recreation is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife to host a...

Governor Stitt Asks Lawmakers To End Grocery Tax, Reduce Income Tax In Special Session

OKLAHOMA CITY –  Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is asking lawmakers to eliminate the state’s 4.5% sales tax on...

Kayaks For Rent at Lake Ponca Beginning Friday

The Parks and Recreation Department has kayaks available to rent Fridays through Sunday all summer long...