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ODOC completes Comanche Co. inmate transfers

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) has completed the transport of COVID-19 negative testing Comanche County jail inmates. Wednesday, ODOC transport vans began moving 119 male inmates from the Comanche County Detention Center (CCDC) in Lawton to a state prison in Sayre. This morning, ODOC staff moved 32 female county jail inmates to Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. Jail inmates are segregated from prison inmates. One hundred sixty-seven county inmates remain at CCDC, among them negative testing jail orderlies who assist with food services and cleaning.

Last weekend, Comanche County officials reached out to Governor Kevin Stitt’s office requesting help with managing the overcrowded facility where COVID-19 had infected more than 100 inmates and staff. Sunday, ODOC security staff arrived at the jail, assisting its staff disinfect the building and identify sick inmates. ODOC will continue helping with jail operations and housing county inmates through June 10.

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