3 inmates dead in Oklahoma correctional facility ‘disturbance’ – report
The Saturday incident brought the facility to lockdown, local channel FOX23 reports, citing a statement obtained from prison officials.
The reported riot was “contained to a single housing pod,” and took authorities 40 minutes to quell.
No correctional facility staff were injured, but three inmates were pronounced dead and five needed medical help following the event, the statement said.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.
This is not the first time in recent months that inmates have revolted at this particular facility. In June, twelve inmates were hospitalized with “non-life threatening” injuries after about an hour of rioting.
The Cimarron Correctional Facility, which is a private medium and maximum security prison, released only scant details on the previous incident. The prison houses up to 1,650 inmates, with 180 of them being held in the maximum security wing.