© 2021 Public Radio Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 631-2577

A listener-supported service of The University of Tulsa
PRT Header Color
classical 88.7 | public radio 89.5
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Listen to LIVE coverage of U.S. Supreme Court abortion case oral arguments Wednesday morning at 8:30 on KWGS 89.5 FM.
Local & Regional

Oklahoma Prisons Locked Down After Inmate Attacks

prison_new.jpg

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of Oklahoma's prison system ordered a statewide lockdown Friday after several inmates were injured in what authorities say were gang-related attacks.

Corrections Director Scott Crow ordered the lockdown 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 Department of Corrections said apparent gang-related incidents occurred at six different prisons.

Several inmates were injured seriously, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, the agency said.

Related Content