Statewide Prison Lockdown Uncovers Weapons, Drugs

A shank found during the recent statewide prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

This weapon was found hidden inside the pipe of a sink during the recent prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

Weapons found hidden inside a shower during the recent statewide prison lockdown. Courtesy/NMCD

NMCD News:

The New Mexico Corrections Department’s (NMCD) statewide lockdown of all 11 prison facilities ended Monday and prison movement has returned to normal.

Visitation will resume as normal this weekend at all facilities. The lockdown was part of an annual event to shakedown every housing unit, cell and inmate in a search for contraband.

The search uncovered few weapons, illegal drugs and other contraband.

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