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Comanche County Jail Inmates Continue Move to State Prisons

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) continues transporting healthy inmates from the Comanche County Detention Center (CCDC) in Lawton to a state lockup. Wednesday, the Comanche County Facilities Authority, which oversees jail operations, and ODOC signed an agreement for the state to house the county’s healthy inmates in the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak inside the jail. 

Wednesday, ODOC transported 73 negative-testing male inmates to an unoccupied unit at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre. The agency anticipates transporting the remaining 69 healthy county jail inmates today, including one female who will go to Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. 

ODOC staff will remain at the CCDC until June 10, helping manage infected inmates and disinfecting the building. County jail inmates housed in state facilities remain under the custody and control of the CCDC.

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