Stillwater prison on lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Stillwater Correctional Facility was placed on lockdown Monday due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the incarcerated population.

According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC), the outbreak is currently limited to two living units and the medical lockdown was implemented to prevent spread to other populations.

The DOC said out of living unit programming and work activities have been suspended, in-unit daily programming is limited to small groups, video visits aren’t being allowed and all recreation areas are being sanitized between groups. Additionally, meals and medication are being delivered to cells, and medical care is being delivered in the unit when possible.

The duration of the lockdown is dependent on further test results but DOC said it’s expected to last at least 14 days.

You can find more information on the prison’s response to the outbreak here.