The Waupun Correctional Institution could go to a modified lockdown status later Friday.
It's been on full lockdown since Wednesday when an inmate grabbed a dental worker and held her hostage.
He eventually surrendered.
Dental Hygienist Tracy Zemp says the inmate had child's scissors and blades from shavers.
Zemp says she talked to him to try to calm the situation, and his biggest demand was for cigarettes. She expects to meet with investigators today.
The inmate, convicted murderer Stuart Ellanson, 37, has been transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution near Portage