Crime and Punishment

4 inmates stabbed to death in OK prison fight.

An inmate fight at the Cimarron Correctional Facility left 4 dead from stab wounds, and 4 others seriously wounded. This is the second major incident at the privately operated facility this year. In June, 2-300 inmates rioted.

From KOCO.com:

“About 4:40 p.m. Saturday, facility staff ended an inmate disturbance that was contained to a single housing unit, according to a news release by Corrections Corporation of America, which privately owns Cimarron Correctional Facility.

Three inmates were pronounced dead at the prison.

Five other inmates were taken to area hospitals for treatment. One of the five inmates died overnight.

Terri Watkins, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, said preliminary reports show that the first three inmates to die were fatally stabbed, but that she doesn’t know the nature of the injuries to any of the other inmates, including the one who died overnight.

Three of the injured inmates remained hospitalized Sunday and the fourth has been returned to the Cimarron Correctional Facility.”

If officials are unable to completely remove weapons from a prison environment, how can prohibitionists think that the answer to violence is to remove pointy things from law-abiding citizens?


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Discussion

One response to “4 inmates stabbed to death in OK prison fight.

  1. “If officials are unable to completely remove weapons from a prison environment, how can prohibitionists think that the answer to violence is to remove pointy things from law-abiding citizens?”

    Well cuz prohibition worked so well w/ drugs.

    On another note, places of incarceration pretty much skew to the point of useless any data and/or stats we think we know about violence w/ weapons other than firearms. If you add or remove jails/prisons from the equation, numbers change in multiple ways. Prison is another world when it comes to weapons and violence; in many ways it doesn’t count when it comes to stats but . . . it does count in that the violence is real and it is in America.

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