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    Oklahoma prisons locked down after outbreak of violence

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – At least six Oklahoma prisons are locked down after several inmate fights caused one inmate’s death and more than a dozen injuries.

    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections said fights broke out on Saturday at the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Centre in Vinita and last Sunday at prisons in Hominy, Sayre, Fort Supply, Lawton and Stringtown. The department said one inmate died at the medium-security Dick Conner Correctional Centre in Hominy, about 145 kilometres northeast of Oklahoma City, and more than a dozen inmates were taken to hospitals with injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

    The department said inmates involved in the fights have been transferred to other facilities for their safety.

    Last month, a prison in northwest Oklahoma was locked down after four inmates were hurt in fights.

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