Aug 1, 2013 at 4:33 am
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) The Stillwater prison will resume normal operations after a lockdown that lasted nearly a week.
The Department of Correction says the prison was placed on lockdown a week ago so staff could be free to conduct searches in several areas.
Corrections Deputy Commissioner Terry Carlson says in a statement that offenders are constantly monitored to ensure contraband is not smuggled in, and a lockdown like this gives officials a chance to gather evidence and stop problems before they start.
She says the operation was a success and several items were seized. She did not elaborate due to ongoing investigations.
Normal visiting schedules and inmate activities will resume Thursday.
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