UPDATE: ODOC to release lockdown on several state prisons

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections expects to open seven prisons to normal operations Wednesday morning if prison staff determine no risk remains at those facilities.

Officials say this was in response to a disturbance involving approximately a half-dozen inmates at Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown.

Prison staff and ODOC Inspector General agents spent the evening interviewing inmates and collecting intelligence where they learned of the potential for additional disturbances at other prisons.

Facilities expected to be lifted from lockdown Wednesday morning are Mabel Bassett Correctional Center (female medium security), Kate Barnard Correctional Center (female minimum security), Eddie Warrior Correctional Center (female minimum security), Bill Johnson Correctional Center (male minimum security), Howard McLeod Correctional Center (male minimum security), Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center (male minimum security) and John H. Lilley Correctional Center (male minimum security).

Visitation will be reinstated at the above seven facilities when they return to normal operations Wednesday.

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