Spokesman: 3 inmates dead, 5 harmed during Oklahoma prison

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CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — Three inmates are passed and 5 harmed after a reeling during an Oklahoma prison, a orator for a private association that owns and operates a trickery pronounced Saturday.

Staff during Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing quelled an invalid reeling around 4:40 p.m. Saturday, pronounced Steve Owen of Nashville, Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America. He pronounced in a recover that a occurrence lasted about 40 mins and was contained to one housing pod.

No staff members were injured. The inmates who were harm were taken to hospitals. It’s not transparent what caused their injuries.

The names of those killed and harmed were not immediately released.

Owen pronounced a jail was placed on lockdown and inmates cramped to their housing areas. The trickery about 50 miles southwest of Tulsa in northeast Oklahoma houses medium- and maximum-security masculine inmates for a Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

The occurrence occurred in a medium-security apportionment of a prison, Department of Corrections mouthpiece Terri Watkins told The Associated Press. The jail houses about 1,600 inmates, she said.

Owen pronounced a occurrence stays underneath investigation.

In June, between 200 and 300 inmates were concerned in a quarrel during a prison. Eleven prisoners were taken to hospitals after a quarrel and a trickery was placed on lockdown. The fighting occurred among inmates in 3 apart housing units. No correctional workers were injured.

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