Update: Only part of Stillwater prison is still in lockdown after a fight

A fight between inmates had the facility locked down for days.
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Most of Stillwater prison is out of lockdown and running normally again.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Tuesday afternoon the prison is returning to normal operations – except in the housing unit where the fight took place.

That unit will stay in lockdown until the investigation is finished.

Stillwater is a maximum-security prison. Two inmates got into a fight Saturday, prompting the lockdown. Nobody was injured.

See the original story from Tuesday morning below.

Stillwater prison still in lockdown after fight between inmates

The Stillwater prison is in its fourth day of lockdown. 

The prison went into lockdown after a fight between inmates on Saturday, with Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesperson Sarah Fitzgerald telling GoMN no staff or inmates were injured. 

The maximum-security prison will remain locked down while officials conduct an internal investigation.

While in lockdown, inmates have to stay in their cells instead of going out for work or programming, Fitzgerald noted. 

Lockdowns in prisons "are not uncommon following an incident," Fitzgerald said, but didn't have exact numbers on how often they happen.

The Stillwater prison is currently housing 1,591 adult inmates, according to the most recent inmate profile report. Many of the inmates are there after being convicted of violent crimes, including 551 people serving sentences for murder; 398 for assault; and 255 for criminal sexual conduct. 

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