Department of Corrections working to contain COVID-19 at detention center

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – State leaders are stepping in following a COVID-19 outbreak at an Oklahoma detention center. Since late March, officials in Comanche County told KSWO that several inmates and staff members at the Comanche County Detention Center have tested positive for the virus. According to the most recent numbers, 359 inmates were tested […]

ODOC: Inmate-on-inmate assaults at two separate facilities tied to gang tensions

LAWTON, Okla. (KFOR) – Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections are investigating two assaults at separate correctional facilities. Early Sunday morning, an inmate at the Lawton Correctional Facility was assaulted. Several hours later, inmates assaulted a prisoner at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre. Both inmates were treated at local hospitals. ODOC officials say […]

IN YOUR CORNER: Local company gives metro woman new storm shelter

UPDATE: Karlena Ashley prayed for a quiet storm season. Now, she says her family will be safe for years to come. This, after Andrew Zagorski with OZ Saferooms gave Karlena a call. “You’re taking money from families, this isn’t a game,” said Andrew. “If you have an issue, it’s something you provided for someone. You’ve […]

How Oklahoma prisons are coping with COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – There has been concern that a COVID-19 outbreak could happen in Oklahoma prisons, but state prisons have avoided becoming coronavirus hotbeds. So far, nine Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and only two inmates have tested positive. Both inmate cases were isolated and did not spread. […]

ODOC: Inmate released from prison hours before receiving positive COVID-19 test result

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections say that an inmate was released from custody just hours before the department learned that he had tested positive for coronavirus. Last week, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections began testing all discharging inmates for COVID-19 prior to their release. Officials say one of the […]

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Contraband seized at Oklahoma City corrections facility, ODOC says

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Contraband was found twice at one Oklahoma City corrections center within days of each other, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. “Contraband” is any item inmates cannot have inside a facility. Around 1 p.m. on April 10, a staff member at Clara Waters Community Corrections Center found a package wrapped […]

Woman who walked away from Oklahoma City Corrections Center arrested

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KFOR) – A woman who walked away from Oklahoma City Corrections Center last month was arrested in Tulsa County this week. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections say 21-year-old Kylie Pridemore walked away from Oklahoma City Corrections Center on March 14. She was serving several sentences from Tulsa County including fraud, […]

ODOC: Man who walked away from correctional center arrested

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KFOR) – A man who walked away from an Oklahoma correctional center last week has been arrested. Oklahoma Department of Corrections agents and facility security staff were searching for Jeremiah V. Hobbs, 40, who walked away early Thursday morning from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center. Hobbs is serving an eight-year sentence out of […]

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