Most Oklahoma Prisons Operating Normally After Lockdown

Jun 7, 2021

SAYRE, Okla. (AP) — Nearly all Oklahoma prisons returned to normal operations on Saturday after a statewide lockdown following a fight at one facility in the western part of the state.

The statewide lockdown had been ordered on Friday after a fight among inmates at the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre.

One inmate at the prison randomly attacked six others, some of whom were stabbed or cut, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

The six inmates who were attacked received medical care at area hospitals. All the inmates are expected to recover.

No prison staff were injured, officials said.

North Fork Correctional Center remains locked down, but all other state prisons returned to normal operations Saturday morning and visitation will resume on Sunday.