The lawsuit alleges the Minnesota Department of Corrections violated inmates rights through its handling of the pandemic.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is among the authorities investigating.
A bill introduced in the state Legislature would allow elderly inmates to apply for shortened sentences if they show evidence of rehabilitation.
He made the threats because he was unprepared for class.
Three other inmates who contracted the virus are hospitalized in critical condition.
The 70-year-old died Saturday morning.
The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.
The man is the fifth incarcerated person in Minnesota to die from COVID-19.
He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.
Keith Cochise Bellanger has a prior conviction for burglary.
Prosecutors say he was arrested in Louisiana after fleeing MN.
He's accused of using her money to buy a BMW, hot tub and pay a family member's tuition.
Almost two-thirds of inmates at the prison have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started.
The ACLU-MN filed a class-action lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Corrections and its commissioner.
The Stillwater prison is home to 1,273 incarcerated individuals.
Edward Muhammad Johnson pleaded guilty to killing Joseph Gomm on Friday and was immediately sentenced.
It's the result of a "substantial budget crisis."
More than 200 inmates at the prison have tested positive.
It's the first prison death due to COVID-19 in Minnesota.
Coronavirus has already spread at MCF-Moose Lake Minnesota, and the ACLU fears it will get worse.
A staff member and an inmate have tested positive.
The 34-year-old escaped in Wadena, prompting a day-long manhunt.
Members of the public have been urged not to approach Ryan Petro,