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LARC remains on lockdown

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Lexington Assessment & Reception Center will remain on lockdown through the weekend, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

There will be no visitation  during the weekend.

LARC is one of six DOC facilities that were locked down following apparent gang-related incidents last week.

ODOC Director Scott Crow ordered a statewide lockdown Friday in response to those incidents.

On Wednesday, the department returned to normal operations Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center, Mack Alford Correctional Center, John H. Lilley Correctional Center, Dick Conner Correctional Center, and Davis Correctional Facility, as well as Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, Oklahoma State Reformatory, Bill Johnson Correctional Center, William S. Key Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary’s maximum security unit.

Visitation at those 11 facilities resumes Saturday.

“It is important to allow the inmates and their families to have visitation and the ability to attend programs,” Crow said.  “We will return the rest of our facilities to normal operations as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so. The safety of our staff and inmate population remains our top priority.”

Those facilities remaining on lockdown, including LARC, will be observed under restricted movement protocols through the weekend. The agency will determine whether the rest of the lockdown can be safely lifted Monday.

Inmates involved in last week’s incident remain in restrictive housing pending he outcome of an ongoing investigation.

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