- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

STORMVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A lockdown at Green Haven Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley is over.

State officials say the lockdown at the maximum-security prison for men just northeast of West Point ended Monday. The prison was placed on lockdown June 12th for a facility-wide frisk and only started returning to its normal schedule last Wednesday with limited programs and limited out-of-cell time for inmates.

Officials say contraband was found, but aren’t releasing details.

State Department of Corrections spokeswoman Linda Foglia says a thorough search of the facility, which houses 1,944 inmates, can usually take close to a week.

Corrections department officials say the lockdown was not related to the two inmates who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in northeastern New York nearly three weeks ago and were still at large on Monday.



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