SCI Somerset on lockdown until Monday after contraband found

Somerset County, Pa. - Department of Corrections (DOC) and Somerset State Correctional Institution (SCI) officials said they locked down the prison for a search that's expected to last into at least Monday.
 
This comes after we're told a significant amount of contraband was found outside SCI Somerset, which was intended for the introduction into the institution.
 
All inmates will be locked in their cells while teams from other state prisons conduct the search. As a result there are no visits or volunteer programs.
 
Officials said this is the third lockdown at SCI Somerset within the last two months due to contraband finds and inmate fights as well as an inmate overdose. There also was the limited state of emergency, which was due to the waterline break.
 
Again, the lockdown and search is expected to last into at least Monday.

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