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Lawton inmate's death ruled drug overdose

The January death of an inmate at a private prison in Lawton has been ruled an overdose. The death was originally reported as a homicide.
by Graham Lee Brewer Modified: April 14, 2014 at 3:25 pm •  Published: April 14, 2014

LAWTON — The January death of an inmate at a private prison in Lawton has been ruled a drug overdose, authorities said.

After conducting an investigation and reviewing the findings of the state medical examiner’s office report, police determined Christopher Glass, 33, died of a methamphetamine overdose on the morning of Jan. 20.

Glass’ death at the Lawton Correctional Facility, operated by private company the GEO Group, was initially reported as Lawton’s third homicide of the year. Lawton police received a call that morning of an assault at the prison. Glass was transported to a hospital after prison staff found him unresponsive on the floor of his cell.

Glass had served time on drug-related charges in the past, including two charges on possession of methamphetamine. At the time of his death, he was incarcerated for bringing contraband into a prison and possessing a firearm after a felony conviction.

by Graham Lee Brewer
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Graham Lee Brewer began his career as a journalist covering Oklahoma's vibrant music scene in 2006. After working as a public radio reporter for KGOU and then Oklahoma Watch he went on to cover the Oklahoma Senate for eCapitol before joining the...
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