STILLWATER, Minn. (WCCO) — After nearly a week of being in lockdown, things are back to normal at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater.
Since July 25, the facility had been on lockdown to free up staff to conduct intensive searches in a number of specific areas of the facility.READ MORE: Court Hears Motions In Derek Chauvin Trial; Jury Selection Paused For At Least A Day
Visiting will now resume on Thursday, Aug. 1, and all offenders are expected to return to their normal programming by the end of Thursday, too.READ MORE: 'Summer During Winter': Minnesotans Enjoy Unseasonable Temps On #Top10WxDay
“We are constantly monitoring the offenders in our facilities to ensure that contraband is not smuggled in and that other illegal activities are not permitted,” Minnesota Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Terry Carlson said. “A lockdown like this gives us the opportunity to gather hard evidence and stop problems before they start.”MORE NEWS: Wife Of Hockey Ref, Who Died From COVID, Thinks He Contracted It During Carver Co. Games
Carlson said a number of items were seized and placed into evidence, but said she could not provide more specific information because of ongoing investigations.