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Five staffers at private Oklahoma prison injured in assault

CUSHING — Five private prison staff members were taken to a local hospital Tuesday night after an altercation with inmates, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections reported.

An officer at the Cimarron Correctional Facility pepper-sprayed an inmate for refusing to comply with orders about 9 p.m., according to a news release. Several inmates then assaulted the officer. Other correctional officers responded and deployed more pepper spray.

Although the department said the incident ended quickly, five staff members were taken to a local hospital, treated and released.

Cimarron is owned and operated by CoreCivic, formerly called the Corrections Corporation of America. The medium-security facility holds more than 1,600 inmates, according to the most recent population report.

In 2015, four inmates at the facility were stabbed to death in the deadliest single incident on record in an Oklahoma prison. Felony riot charges were filed last month against seven inmates for their alleged involvement in the fight.

Vegas football players involved in multiple incidents at SUU camp

Ellen Treanor, executive director of brand strategy at SUU, said these events were not indicative of the typical behavior of those attending football camp at the university. Clark County School District has been participating for more than a decade.

“This was an unfortunate isolated incident,” Treanor wrote in an email to The Spectrum and Daily News Tuesday. “The vast majority of the high school students who participate in these camps are extremely well behaved teens. They participate in the camps as an opportunity to have outstanding training and get exposure to Southern Utah University.”

While SUUPD responds to a number of calls involving the various football camps annually, Chief Rick Brown acknowledged increased activity this year, specifically in drug-related incidents.

Each incident will be dealt with accordingly, SUU interim athletic director Debbie Corum said.

"In the unlikely event that misbehavior occurs, it is dealt with swiftly and usually results in the campers being sent home,” she explained.