Oklahoma Prisons Locked Down Following Inmate Stabbing in Northeastern Oklahoma

HOMINY, Okla.—The Oklahoma Division of Corrections has locked down all prisons statewide and canceled all visitations following a stabbing at a medium security jail in northeastern Oklahoma.

“It was inmate on inmate,” division spokesperson Kay Thompson talked about Saturday. “We’re nonetheless trying to sort each factor out and we’re going to be on statewide lockdown until a minimal of Monday.”

Thompson talked about she couldn’t launch further particulars in regards to the stabbing because of the persevering with investigation into the incident on the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Tulsa.

The Dick Conner Correctional Center moreover has a minimal security jail on its grounds and houses about 1,200 inmates, in step with the Division of Corrections web page.

In September 2021, prisons statewide had been locked down following what authorities talked about had been gang-related assaults that injured a variety of inmates at six of the division’s 21 prisons, along with the Dick Conner Correctional Center.