BREAKING: Multiple Guards Taken HOSTAGE During Massive PRISON RIOT In This State


Hundreds of inmates, some armed with baseball bats and iron pipes rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison for about eight hours, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.

Caddo County Sheriff Lennis Miller said the riot started late Sunday at the Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton after a fight broke out in the prison yard, and rapidly escalated from there. Miller said the inmates refused to return to their cells and at one point occupied one building in the complex located about 55 miles west of Oklahoma City, Fox News reports.


“It was a full-fledged riot,” Miller said.

Miller said prisoners, some toting bats and pipes, took two guards hostage at the outset of the riot, but that both were freed and uninjured. It wasn’t immediately clear how the inmates got the weapons, how they were able to get inside one of the buildings or what prompted the riot.

Miller said authorities used pepper spray and stun grenades to corral inmates into a soccer field and an exercise yard. The riot ended early Monday after roughly eight hours, authorities said.

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Pablo E. Paez, a spokesman for The Geo Group of Boca Raton, Fla., the owner of the private prison, released a statement about the riot, NewsOK reports.


Paez reports a group of about 400 inmates engaged in a disturbance in two separate recreation yards. Prison officials immediately notified local law officers and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Paez reports there were no serious injuries.

“As a result of the prompt and immediate actions taken by the facility’s staff supported by onsite Bureau of Prisons staff and local law enforcement agencies, the facility was secured with no serious injuries to either staff, inmates, or law enforcement personnel,” Paez reports.

Paez reports a thorough review of the incident is currently underway in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and local authorities.

“The Great Plains Correctional Facility would like to extend its gratitude to all local law enforcement agencies who responded promptly to help secure the Facility, including the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Hinton Police Department, the Hydro Police Department, the Geary Police Department, and the Binger Police Department,” the statement reads.

The scene has been contained, authorities said.

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