Loaded on Jan. 15, 2012 by Matthew Clarke published in Prison Legal News January, 2012, page 16
In June 2011, the family members of an Oklahoma state prisoner who was murdered by his cellmate at a privately-operated GEO Group prison in Lawton, Oklahoma received a $6.5 million jury award.
On January 30, 2005, Lawton Correctional Facility prisoner Ronald L. Sites, 48, was strangled ...
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