Prison workers disciplined after inmate's death

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Two prison employees have been disciplined after an inmate was beaten to death after being placed in the same cell with a co-defendant he testified against.

On March 11 at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, 23-year-old Paul Duran was placed in a cell with 33-year-old Jesse Dalton, his co-defendant in an Oklahoma City murder case. Duran was beaten to death and Dalton remains a suspect in the death.

After months of investigation, Leroy Harris, a security manager working in the unit, was fired and unit manager Darrell Wilson was suspended without pay for five days.

The men were notified of the punishment on Thursday, according
to documents released from the Department of Corrections.
Information from: The Oklahoman,

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