Nearly 50 inmates involved in brawl at Oklahoma prison Friday
LAWTON — Dozens of inmates were involved in a fight at Lawton Correctional Facility Friday night, Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials reported.
The fight, involving 46 inmates, broke out about 8:30 p.m. on Unit 2 of the C Pod. At least nine inmates were injured, with six taken to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries. Officials said their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
None of the prison’s staff were injured in the brawl.
The prison remains under lockdown after the fight and all weekend visitation is canceled.
The medium-security private prison is operated by GEO Group and houses more than 2,600 inmates.