Four Oklahoma prisoners dead after prison brawl

Anthony Fulwider, Michael Mayden, Kyle Tiffee, Christopher Tignor, Jared Cruce, Cordell Johnson, Jesse Hood

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CUSHING, Okla. — Four inmates were killed and four others injured after a fight at the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, Oklahoma.

The fight broke out in a housing pod just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The brawl lasted two minutes, but it took prison staff members about 40 minutes to secure the housing area.

Prison officials told KFOR multiple inmates had to be transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries sustained during the fight.

The fight was contained to a single housing pod at the prison.

Three inmates died Saturday, and a fourth was reported dead on Sunday.

Officials have identified the inmates who were killed in the incident as Anthony Fulwider, Michael Mayden, Kyle Tiffee, and Christopher Tignor.

Jared Cruce, Cordell Johnson, and Jesse Hood remain in the hospital in stable condition.  An additional offender was treated at the hospital and taken back to the facility.

The facility is on lockdown while law enforcement and prison management continue to investigate the incident.

No prison employees were injured during the fight.

The Cimarron Correctional Facility is a private 1,720 bed prison which is owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America. The facility houses medium and maximum security prisoners for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.


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