Springhill Prison remains in lockdown

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The medium-security institution in Springhill remains in a lockdown situation.

SPRINGHILL – The medium-security prison in Springhill remains in a lockdown situation.

A news release from the institution says the prison went into a lockdown state on Thursday at 4 p.m.

"We were acting on information that raised a security concern and became a health and safety issue. We went into lockdown so an exception search could be completed," prison spokeswoman Shannon Oickle said Friday.

Oickle could not go into the details behind the information that was provided.

She said inmates are restricted to their cells during the lockout.

It's unknown when the lockdown will end.

Regularly scheduled visits may be affected. Visitors who have already planned a visit are asked to contact the institution.

 

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