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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.

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