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Cimarron Correctional Facility Incident Under Investigation

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cushing, Oklahoma - On May 16, 2017 around 9:00pm an inmate at the Cimarron Correctional Facility refused to comply with orders, and a correctional officer deployed pepper spray. Several inmates assaulted the officer, and other correctional officers who responded to assist. The incident quickly came to an end when more pepper spray was deployed. 

Five staff members were injured, and taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated and released for their injuries, no inmates were injured. 

The incident is currently under investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General. The Cimarron Correctional Facility is a private prison owned and operated by CoreCivic. 

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