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8:59 am
Sun November 22, 2009

Prison Fights

Oklahoma City, OK – Inmates hurt in prison disturbances

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Corrections officials say several inmates were hurt after disturbances erupted at three prisons in Oklahoma.

Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie said Saturday six inmates were taken to hospitals in southwestern Oklahoma after a fight broke out at the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.

Massie says fights also were reported at Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy and at the Cimarron Correctional Facility, a private facility in Cushing. He says inmates who were hurt at those prisons were treated on site.

Massie says there were no reports of injuries to guards.

He says the initial disturbance happened about 5 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Reformatory, and other fights ensued.

Massie declined to confirm a report that the fights involved Native American and Hispanic prisoners.

He says all medium-security prisons in Oklahoma were placed on lockdown.