Prison disturbance quelled in Cushing

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CUSHING, Okla. – Officials at the Cimarron Correctional Facility put the facility on lockdown after inmates became disruptive around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Prison officials isolated the inmates involved, no inmates or staff were injured in the incident.

Facility management activated the in-house emergency response team.

They also say public safety was never at risk and that facility staff responded quickly to contain the incident.

Cushing Police and the Payne County Sheriff’s Office were notified and provided perimeter security during the situation.

According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, there are 1,720 beds at the facility. Of those, 600 are reserved for inmates from Puerto Rico. 1,600 of the beds are currently occupied.

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