McAlester, Oklahoma: Prison Rodeo Bull Rider

Comical convict in stripey-clothes rides a bucking bull, vestige of prison rodeo conducted annually at the nearby penitentiary; the event closed in 2010 due to lack of funds.
Address:
OK 1/US Hwy 270, McAlester, OK
Directions:
In the median of a 4-lane highway OK 1 on the west entry to town. Rodeo stadium entrance is 1 mi. north, with the usual restrictions around prison property access.
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Convict Bull Rider.

Convict Cowboy!

On the way into town there is a bucking bull with a convict on his back.

[Bob and Denise Waddell, 02/25/2015]

The nearby Oklahoma State Penitentiary hosted an annual prison rodeo for 69 years, stopped in 2010 due to staff shortage and lack of funds to repair the rodeo stadium. There are talks in 2015 about bringing it back.

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