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Inmate in Oklahoma kills officer at privately run prison


HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Officials say a corrections officer has died after being attacked by an inmate at an Oklahoma prison. The attack on officer Alan Jay Hershberger happened Sunday at the Davis Correctional Facility, which is a privately run prison in Holdenville about 70 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Department of Corrections officials say inmate Gregory Thompson attacked Hershberger from behind with a homemade weapon while a group of inmates was returning to a housing area from recreation. Thompson has been placed in isolation and an investigation is underway. The prison is a medium-security facility and is operated by CoreCivic.

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