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  1. Oklahoma town calls for more safety amid inmate escapes Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2018 | Fox 23

    When Frank Taylor moved to Taft from California six years ago, his friends asked how he could live in a town of about 300 people right next to two prisons. He laughed it off.

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  2. Search continues for inmate who escaped from state prisonRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2018 | News9 Oklahoma City

    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says an officer at the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft saw 32-year-old Markus Perry run from the facility into a nearby wooded area Thursday. State troopers, members of the Muskogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police and the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office are using tracking dogs and a drone to locate Perry.

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  3. Muskogee County Corrections Officer Charged With Smuggling ContrabandRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    According to an arrest affidavit, Richard Morris, a correctional officer at the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft conspired with an inmate to bring in drugs, alcohol and cell phones into the facility. The report says an associate of inmate Steven Butler made a complaint against Morris, saying she met him on two occasions and delivered methamphetamine, marijuana, alcohol, and cell phones to be taken to Butler.

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  4. Escaped Inmate Could Have Stolen Muskogee Police Officer's Truck, DOC SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    ... second-degree burglary. The Department of Corrections said Nathan Harmon escaped from Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft. They said it's likely he's the person who stole the pickup truck of a Muskogee police officer who lives not far from there. ...

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  5. Oklahoma prison inmate escapes from Muskogee County facility Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | Fox 23

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. TAFT, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate serving sentences for multiple felony convictions has walked away from a ...

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  6. Oklahoma prison officials apprehend escaped inmate Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Fox 23

    ... at a mobile home park outside of Okmulgee. Officials say Hicks walked away from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft on March 8. The prison is a minimum-security facility that houses about 1,130 inmates. Hicks was serving two 15-year sentences ...

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  7. Oklahoma prison inmate escapes from Muskogee County facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | Fox 23

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. TAFT, Okla. (AP) - Officials in Muskogee County say some schools were locked down while authorities searched for an escaped state prison ...

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  8. The poorest zip code in every stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Trulia , we used data from the 2012-2016 five-year American Community Survey - a subset of the United States Census Bureau - to calculate the poorest zip codes with a population size of over 1,000 in each state, based on median household income. ** The median income data from this zip code may be affected by the inmate population at two correctional facilities in Taft, Oklahoma.

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  9. Message received: Video program helped incarcerated mom reconnect...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    ... with her daughters to marvel at all the Christmas lights. Incarcerated at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft on mostly drug-related offenses, Swihart was shut off from society and cut off from her family, particularly her mother who refused ...

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  10. Special Weather Statement issued October 9 at 8:31PM CDT expiring...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | Fox 23

    ... CHEROKEE AND NORTHERN MUSKOGEE COUNTIES UNTIL 915 PM CDT... At 831 PM CDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Taft, moving east at 35 mph. Dime size hail and wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations in or near the ...

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  11. Oklahoma History Center and American Banjo Museum to Present Roots Music ProgramRead the original story

    Oct 4, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    ... Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Dr. Harold Aldridge hails from the All-Black town of Taft, Oklahoma, and learned traditional blues from the older residents of the town. A retired professor from Northeastern State ...

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