State prison in Faribault on lockdown

August 29, 2018

The state prison in Faribault is under lockdown, as are details about what prompted the action, a Department of Corrections spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The lockdown began about 5:20 p.m. for what agency spokeswoman Sarah Fitzgerald said was an investigation.

Fitzgerald declined to provide any further information.

The Faribault prison consists of a medium-security facility and a minimum-security unit outside the secured perimeter. With a combined population of more than 2,000 adult men, it is the largest facility in the state prison system.

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