Lawton inmates hospitalized after prison attack

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - Two inmates are recovering after a weekend
attack at a private prison in Lawton.

Lawton police say the two inmates were attacked Saturday by two
other inmates wielding homemade hatchets and knives at the Lawton
Correctional Center. Both were transported by ambulance to a Lawton
hospital, where one of the victims required surgery.

The prison is owned by Florida-based GEO Group, Inc., and a GEO
spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

After the attack, police say GEO officers locked down all inmates and secured the crime scene. Police say the attack was captured on videotape, which was taken as evidence.


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