DOC Says Lockdown Has Been Lifted at Stillwater Prison

August 21, 2018 04:53 PM

The video above initially aired in early August.


The Minnesota Department of Corrections reports the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater is now off lockdown and is functioning under modified operations.

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Prisons across the state were placed on lockdown late last month after a corrections officer was killed by an inmate at Stillwater on July 18.

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Lockdowns at other facilities were lifted earlier this month.

A release from the DOC said restored programming at MCF-Stillwater includes in-unit recreation, religious programming and access to phones and video visiting. Work assignments in the kitchen, canteen and laundry have also resumed.

Educational programing, including GED classes, are scheduled to resume this week. Normal meal preparation, visiting and other privileges such as canteen have been restored. 

Corrections officer Joseph Gomm was attacked in an industry building at the prison. He was rushed to Regions Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Inmate Edward Muhammed Johnson is facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree assault in connection to the fatal assault

The release Tuesday said the industry program at the facility remains under review. Until a configuration is complete, offenders who had been assigned to the program will not be participating.

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