- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - A state prison in Rhode Island has been placed on lockdown after an anonymous letter threatening the prison’s correctional officers was discovered.

Cory Cloud, a spokesman for the medium-security facility at the Adult Correctional Institute in Cranston, said on Wednesday that the facility was working in conjunction with state police to investigate.

Cloud says the letter was sent through the interdepartmental mail system at the facility. He says it’s unclear whether the letter was sent by an inmate.

This is the third anonymous letter to threaten correctional officers in the past nine days. Two letters found on Aug. 24 prompted an initial investigation. Officials say one of those letters was signed “ISIS.”

Inmate visits have been suspended pending the investigation.



Cloud says there is no threat to public safety.

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