LOCK DOWN: Maximum Security Shake Down Continues

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Fort Madison Prison is still on lock down after contraband was discovered.

The lock down of the maximum security unit where 560 inmates are housed began on March 12th.

Assistant Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections Fred Scaletta says they decided to put the unit on restricted movement after a line staff member brought contraband into the facility.

That employee is now on administrative leave.

There is no word what that contraband is.

Prison officials have been “shaking down” the prison to locate the inappropriate items.

There have been no violent incidents during the lock down.

DCI agents are helping with the investigation.