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September 16, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY – In response to ODOC’s Sunday night announcement that all facilities have been locked down following fights at 5 different locations, resulting in more than a dozen hospitalizations and a death, the ACLU of Oklahoma issued the following statement: 
 
The following is attributable to Nicole McAfee, Director of Policy and Advocacy: 
 
“For years, ODOC leadership has been vocal about the dangerous environment caused by the over-incarceration of Oklahomans and the underfunding of our corrections system. As a result, conditions are not only unsafe for people in state custody, but also those who work for ODOC. Until our legislature takes action to not only stop the growth of people entering the system in Oklahoma but also reduces the number of people currently incarcerated, we needlessly put the safety of everyone in the corrections system at stake.”

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