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Gov. Kevin Stitt tours the William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply with Warden Lonnie Lawson on July 31. The Oklahoman file

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has “no definitive plans” to close any prisons, Director Scott Crow said Wednesday.

State Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, issued a news release last week urging people to voice their support for William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply, one of five prisons he said “could be targeted for possible closure.”

Crow said Wednesday he’s not aware of five prisons that are being considered for closure.

He said the Department of Corrections is working with the governor and state leadership to review all DOC facilities to understand which ones have more severe infrastructure issues and which ones are operating in an inefficient manner and trying to identify better ways to run state prisons and become more efficient.


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