Inmates Out Of Tulsa's Avalon Correctional Center

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 7:17 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa's Avalon Correctional Center is now empty and closed. The last inmates were moved out of the downtown men's halfway house Tuesday.

1/15/2014 Related Story: Department Of Corrections: All Offenders To Leave Tulsa's Avalon Center

The Department of Corrections has been moving the men over the past week.

A videotaped fight is part of the reason why. It happened in one of the center's dormitories and appears to show inmates gambling on the outcome, and an employee encouraging the fight.

The Department of Corrections canceled its contract with Avalon.

The private contractor is now working with the D.O.C. to fix the problems, in hopes it can resume housing inmates in Tulsa.