Guards Assaulted

Five staff members at the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing were injured Tuesday night during an altercation that began when an inmate refused to comply with orders and a correctional officer deployed pepper spray. DOC officials say several inmates assaulted the officer and other correctional officers who responded to assist. The Incident 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. DOC is investigating. The facility is a private prison owned and operated by CoreCivic.

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