Rebellion over new diet leads to Cushing prison lockdown

Tuesday, January 6th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Cushing-AP) -- The Cimarron Correctional Facility at Cushing was locked down after some prisoners rebelled over a new heart-healthy diet.

Some prisoners refused to eat at the cafeterian on New Year's Day and administrators locked down the facility as a precaution.

The lockdown also meant the inmates couldn't avoid the new food because meals were delivered.

Cimarron spokeswoman Linda Hurst says the rebellion was unorganized and that a normal number of inmates were in the dining room Monday after the lockdown ended.