Minnesota jail reaches decision with inmates who refused to return to their cells in warmth wave

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota jail has “resolved with out incident” a state of affairs involving about 100 inmates in a single housing unit who wouldn’t return to their cells Sunday in what one former inmate there known as an act of “self-preservation” amid dangerously excessive temperatures within the area.

The state of affairs was “calm, peaceable and secure all through the day,” a Division of Corrections spokesperson stated in an announcement, including that “incarcerated people within the unit indicated dissatisfaction” as a result of the understaffed facility needed to restrict inmates’ day trip of their cells.

However advocates positioned outdoors of the Stillwater jail, a few of whom have members of the family inside, stated inmates are fed up with the extreme warmth, lack of air con and restricted entry to showers and ice throughout on and off lockdowns over the previous two months.