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Oklahoma inmates taken to hospital after prison fight

Oklahoman Published: May 1, 2013
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STRINGTOWN (AP) — Five Oklahoma prison inmates were hospitalized following a fight in a housing unit of the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown.

Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie said Wednesday that a fight broke out between 20 or 30 inmates about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Massie says the medium-security facility was locked down afterward and five inmates were taken to hospitals for stab or blunt force injuries. Two of the inmates were flown by medical helicopters to hospitals outside the area.

Massie says the extent of the inmates' injuries was not immediately known but that none are believed to be life threatening. The names of the injured inmates were not released.

Massie says Corrections Department officials are investigating the incident and no charges have been filed.

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