State prison in Faribault on lockdown
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.