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3 state prisons locked down recently because of contraband, violence

Orleans Correctional Facility was among three state prisons that have recently been placed on lockdown, officials with the corrections officers union said.

The Albion-based prison was put on lockdown on March 12 “following the discovery of serious contraband,” according to a release from the union.

On Wednesday, Elmira Correctional Facility was locked down following a series of violent incidents that left both inmates and officers injured.

Auburn Correctional Facility was also placed on lockdown recently “to frisk and search one cellblock of the facility following the discovery of a large number of weapons.”