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Department of Corrections officials say they are lifting a lockdown that has been in place at prisons across the state since two inmates fled a transport van two weeks ago.

Corrections department spokeswoman Rose Bobchak says visitor hours will resume at all prisons today, although some lockdown restrictions will remain in place for the correctional facility in Lea County.

The lockdown has been in effect since March 10, the day after two prisoners with violent criminal histories escaped from a transport van that was stopped for gas along a southern New Mexico highway.

The two were apprehended days later in Albuquerque.