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OKC jailers face cruelty charge; playing 'Baby Shark' on loop is 'inhuman,' prosecutor says

OKC jailers face cruelty charge; playing 'Baby Shark' on loop is 'inhuman,' prosecutor says

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Aerial image of the Oklahoma County Jail and the Oklahoma City skyline. DAVE MORRIS/The Oklahoman archives

OKLAHOMA CITY - Two former detention officers and their supervisor were charged Monday after an investigation found inmates at the Oklahoma County jail were forced to listen to the popular children's song, "Baby Shark," on a loop at loud volumes for extended periods of time.

At least four inmates were subjected to the "inhuman" discipline in an attorney visitation room of the jail last November and December, according to the charge. The inmates was forced to stand the entire time, hands cuffed behind them and secured to the wall, the investigation found.

Charged were Gregory Cornell Butler Jr., 21, of Edmond; Christian Charles Miles, 21, of Oklahoma City; and Christopher Raymond Hendershott, 50, of Wellston.

District Attorney David Prater charged them with misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a prisoner and conspiracy.

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