State Prison, Two Jails in Lockdown Over Threatening Contraband

State Prison, Two Jails in Lockdown Over Threatening Contraband


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(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- Three correctional facilities in Utah are in lockdown right now.

The Utah State Prison and Salt Lake and Davis County jails are all locked down over reports of potentially life-threatening contraband that has been smuggled inside possibly all three of the facilities.

It's not clear exactly what has been smuggled inside, possibly weapons or drugs, but it's serious enough that Salt Lake County Sheriff Aaron Kennard considers it a potentially life-threatening situation.

Security officials are conducting a search for the contraband inside each cell right now. The lockdown state means no one goes into the facilities, and no one comes out of the facilities.

Kennard says the threat may be in the maximum-security area, but he can't discount the fact that the population mingles, making it possible that the contraband is spread throughout the facilities.

Officials apparently received some tips this afternoon that something dangerous was smuggled into the facilities.

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