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Seven inmates killed at South Carolina maximum security prison after hours of fighting

Seven inmates killed at South Carolina maximum security prison after hours of fightingThe Lee Correctional Institution houses about 1,500 inmates, some of South Carolina’s most violent and longest-serving offenders.



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7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fightingSeven inmates were killed and at least 17 others seriously injured as inmates were left to fight for more than seven hours before authorities regained control of a maximum-security prison.



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Oklahoma executions: US state to use nitrogen to gas death row inmates, despite method deemed 'unsuitable for euthanising mammals'

Oklahoma executions: US state to use nitrogen to gas death row inmates, despite method deemed 'unsuitable for euthanising mammals'Oklahoma has announced plans to use nitrogen gas to execute death-row prisoners, as states struggle to find alternatives to their dwindling supplies of lethal injection drugs. The Midwestern state would be the first in the US to use the procedure, for which protocol has yet to be established. The decision came after a number of drug manufacturers barred their products from being used in lethal injections, leaving states with a shortage of options.



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US states consider using powerful fentanyl to execute inmates

US states consider using powerful fentanyl to execute inmatesFentanyl, a potent drug playing a major role in the US opioid crisis described by Donald Trump as a “plague,” is now under consideration for use in lethal cocktails to execute inmates. The bid to use fentanyl as a capital punishment tool is due to a shortage of drugs normally used in lethal injections and is not grounded in scientific analysis, according to Deborah Denno, an expert on lethal injection at Fordham University. “The use of fentanyl by states greatly heightens the risk of a botched — and therefore painful — execution in the ways that past execution drugs have demonstrated,” she told AFP.



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Judge Who Told Inmates To Vote For Trump Claims She Was Just Joking

Judge Who Told Inmates To Vote For Trump Claims She Was Just JokingA Nevada judge who told several felons to follow through on their probations so they’d be able to vote for Donald Trump in 2020 now claims her comments were meant as jokes.



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California on Fire: These Female Inmates Are Fighting the Blazes

California on Fire: These Female Inmates Are Fighting the BlazesCalifornia's fire seasons are growing longer and more intense. These are the female inmate firefighters who help the state battle the blazes.



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Former prison guard admits sexually assaulting inmates

Former prison guard admits sexually assaulting inmatesATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia prison guard has pleaded guilty in federal court to sexually assaulting three female inmates and then coercing them into helping him cover up the assaults.



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2 Texas inmates set to die this month lose at Supreme Court

2 Texas inmates set to die this month lose at Supreme CourtHOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused appeals from two convicted killers facing execution in Texas this month, including one inmate set to die next week.



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Inmates escape prison after tricking guard with genius peanut butter plot

Inmates escape prison after tricking guard with genius peanut butter plotA dozen inmates who escaped from an Alabama prison by tricking an inexperienced guard with a genius peanut butter plot have been recaptured. The cunning crooks used the peanut spread from jail sandwiches to change the number on their cell door to match the number of an outside door. Inmate Brady Kilpatrick Credit: Walker County Sheriff's Office They then persuaded a new member of staff monitoring inmates on CCTV to open up the door, that was actually a prison exit, on July 30. Sheriff James Underwood said “that door number was the outside door. Unbeknowingly to him, he hit that door and out the door they went”. The runaway inmates then used a blanket to climb over a razor wire perimeter fence and make their escape. Police captured 11 of the inmates within eight hours of the incredible escape, while the last escapee, Brady Kilpatrick, was rearrested two days later in Florida. CAPTURED! Last of 12 fugitives who escaped from an Alabama Prison Sunday captured in Martin County tonight. pic.twitter.com/4GIkJwhQpN— MartinCountySheriff (@MartinFLSheriff) August 2, 2017 “The inmates took advantage of a new guard by using peanut butter to conceal an exit door number,” Walker County Alabama Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “When the inmates called for the guard to open the door and let them in a call, the guard inadvertently opened the exit door.” Sheriff Underwood added: “We got some evil people down here. They scheme all the time to con us and our employees here at the jail. “You have to stay on you toes. This is one time we slipped up. I’m not going to make any excuses. It was a human error that caused this to happen.” He concluded that changing numbers on doors with peanut butter "may sound crazy, but these people are crazy like a fox".  Prisoners break free to save guard having heart attack



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Inmates Escaped Prison Using Peanut Butter Creating a Sticky Situation

Inmates Escaped Prison Using Peanut Butter Creating a Sticky Situation"They love peanut butter sandwiches"



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