Dauphin County Prison in lockdown for facility-wide search


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Dauphin County Prison went on a facility-wide lockdown Monday morning at 4 a.m. and will remain on lockdown until 7 a.m. Wednesday while a full search is conducted.

Dauphin County commissioners said to ensure the safety and security of inmates, employees and visitors, periodic searches of the institution are conducted.

They said there will be no visitation or programming during the lockdown. Court hearings will continue as scheduled.

The prison will notify the public when normal operations and visitation resume.

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