- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Officials say a lockdown at a state prison in Rhode Island has been modified as authorities continue to investigate death threats that were made last week.

The medium-security facility at the Adult Correctional Institute in Cranston was placed on lockdown this week after a third anonymous letter threatening the prison’s correctional officers was discovered; two were found Aug. 24.

The letters contained death threats against four correctional officers.

Corrections Director A.T. Wall tells The Providence Journal (https://bit.ly/1L8NT84 ) the inmates are no longer locked in their two-man cells, but don’t have the same freedom of movement they had before the lockdown.

Wall says the inmate restrictions will be in effect for as long as the investigation requires. He says the threatened officers are still working where they were assigned.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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