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Oklahoma prisons continue to be locked down on Monday after a series of inmate fights at the weekend on a variety of state facilities and to the left one inmate dead and more than a dozen people injured, officials said.
The battle began on Saturday in the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, said on Sunday. In the wake of the violence, and then continuing on Sunday at five prisons in Hominy, Sayre, Forty-Delivered, Provided and to Stringtown.
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An inmate died at the Dick Conner Correctional Facility in Hominy, is about 90 miles outside of the City of Oklahoma city, the company said. More than a dozen others across the country were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
The authorities are investigating the cause of the fighting, with half-a-dozen state-of the facilities throughout the weekend.
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Details about the death, other personal injuries, and what led to the fighting were not immediately available.
The police tell Oklahoma city News 4 on Monday, however, is that an inmate at the Lawton Correctional facility was stabbed multiple times and required an airlift to a hospital in Oklahoma City.
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ODOC told them to transfer the inmates involved in the fight to the other provisions for the safety and security and the improvement of safety and security at six facilities where the violence took place.
The spokesman, Matt Elliott said officials are still investigating the cause of the event.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.