The Davis Correctional Facility, which is a privately run prison in Holdenville about 70 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, Okla., in April 2022. (Google Maps/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
The attack happened Sunday at the Davis Correctional Facility, which is a privately run prison in Holdenville about 70 miles (115 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City. The inmate attacked the officer while a group of inmates was returning to a housing area from recreation, officials said.
Authorities have not identified the officer or released a cause of death. The inmate has been placed in isolation and an investigation was underway.
The prison is a medium-security facility and is operated by CoreCivic.