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Minnesota Prisoners Locked Down After Protesting Sweltering Temperatures

HeadlineSep 05, 2023

In Minnesota, guards ordered a lockdown of the Stillwater men’s prison on Sunday after prisoners refused to return to their cells to protest dangerous conditions. Advocates say some 1,200 prisoners spent the holiday weekend with no access to showers or ice — and limited time for recreation — due to understaffing. Temperatures outside the prison, much of which lacks air conditioning, approached 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday and Monday.

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