McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Police/Courts

June 28, 2012

Authorities conduct “shakedown” at OSP

McALESTER — Officials at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary recently conducted a prison-wide “shakedown” of the inmate population.

The search of offenders and their housing areas began at around midnight and finished at noon Wednesday, said OSP Warden’s Assistant Terry Crenshaw.

The 12-hour “shakedown” process was conducted by OSP personnel, as well as personnel from other correctional facilities. “This additional work force provided from other facilities gives us the opportunity to search many housing areas at the same time,” Crenshaw said. Conducting the process in this manner “will prevent offenders from removing or relocating contraband before officers” have a chance to search all housing units and confiscate the contraband, Crenshaw said.

After the “shakedown” was complete, Crenshaw said that a minimal amount of contraband was discovered. “We never want to find any contraband,” Crenshaw said. “But what we did find was not an alarming amount. No narcotics were found. We did find two cell phones and three contraband items that could have been used as weapons.”

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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