DOC: Lockdown Lifted at all Minnesota Prisons Except Stillwater

August 07, 2018 11:46 AM

The video above originally ran Aug. 2


The Minnesota Department of Corrections confirmed Tuesday every prison in Minnesota except the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater are now off lockdown.

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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.

RELATED: County Attorney to Ask For Immediate Grand Jury for Inmate Accused of Killing Corrections Officer

At the Stillwater facility, the DOC said searches will continue throughout the week in an effort to ensure it is safe for staff and for offenders to resume their normal schedules. Meals and medications are being delivered to offenders in their cells, and they are being provided hygiene bags and showers. 

They can also write and receive mail. Beginning Tuesday, the DOC said they will be able to order additional food and hygiene items through the canteen. Legal and professional visits are scheduled to resume Wednesday, and a plan to reopen the facility to general visitors is "in progress."

RELATED: Inmate Charged in Corrections Officer's Death

Forty-two-year-old Edward Muhammad Johnson has been charged with murder and assault in the death of 45-year-old corrections officer Joseph Gomm.

According to a criminal complaint, Johnson is accused of bludgeoning Gomm with a hammer that Johnson had checked out of the prison shop. Gomm was also stabbed with a homemade knife.

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