Assault at Lawton Correctional Facility Leaves Two Dead, Several Injured

LAWTON, Okla. – A recent violent incident at the Lawton Correctional Facility has resulted in the tragic deaths of two inmates and multiple injuries, including an officer with minor injuries. The GEO Group, the owner of the facility, reported that the assault, which involved multiple inmates, took place on May 10.

According to a statement released by the GEO Group, two of the injured inmates have been transferred to a hospital for further treatment. The organization emphasized that the well-being and safety of all individuals under their care are of utmost importance and that they have a zero-tolerance policy for violence within their facilities.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is currently investigating the incident to determine the circumstances surrounding the deadly assault. The GEO Group expressed their cooperation with the authorities during the ongoing investigation and stated that they are unable to provide further comments at this time.

The Lawton Correctional Facility is a privately-owned prison that houses individuals serving their sentences. Incidents of violence within correctional facilities, such as inmate-on-inmate assaults, can have far-reaching consequences on the safety and security of both inmates and staff members.

As the investigation into the assault continues, the community awaits further updates on the situation to understand the full extent of the incident. The tragic deaths of the two inmates serve as a stark reminder of the challenges faced within the corrections system and the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of all individuals involved.