McALESTER, Okla. — About 80 convicts who joined a rebellion at the Oklahoma State Prison released seven guards Wednesday and ended the 18-hour uprising in exchange for a meeting on living conditions with prison officials and reporters.
As the meeting began, the inmates slowly released the seven unharmed hostages and began returning to their cells in the A and C wings of the maximum security facility.
Three guards who were stabbed and beaten Tuesday night during the early minutes of the incident were hospitalized in stable condition after surgery. A female guard struck by flying glass was treated for minor cuts.
Officials promised no retribution against the inmates for the uprising, although that did not include prosecution for the attacks on the guards.