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Inmates in an Oklahoma Prison Riot


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Sayre, OK –
SAYRE, Okla. (AP) The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has sent a team of special agents and investigators to the North Fork Correctional Facility in Oklahoma, where widespread fighting between inmates left 46 prisoners injured.

Officials said in a statement Wednesday that inmates at the private prison are still confined to their housing units. Of those who were hurt, 30 were treated by prison medical staff and 16 were sent to hospitals. Eight inmates remained hospitalized, and three of them are in critical condition.