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Gunfight at biggest Sri Lanka prison kills 13

From the article: “Thirteen people were killed and a senior police officer was seriously wounded in a gunfight in Sri Lanka’s biggest prison that began when police came under fire from inmates, officials and police said on Saturday.”

Officials say the inmates obtained the firearms by raiding the prison’s armory.  The violence erupted when staff were conducting a mass shakedown of the facility for cellphones and drugs.

Read more here.

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Shakedowns of prison staff ordered

“Illinois authorities conducted a “mass shakedown” of guards and other prison employees last week, taking the unusual step of searching workers as they left correctional facilities and sparking allegations of reprisal for public complaints and leaked information to the news media, according to interviews and a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

An email written by a Department of Corrections administrator was sent to 10 southern Illinois prison wardens, telling them to conduct the shakedowns, on July 19. It was time stamped just 18 minutes after about a dozen workers began a public forum in the state Capitol to complain about conditions at Illinois prisons.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/30/ap-exclusive-shakedowns-prison-staff-ordered/

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Illinois reportedly searches prison guards for contraband after leaving work

“Illinois authorities took the unusual step of searching guards and other prison employees for contraband as they left at least seven facilities last week, sparking worker allegations that the checks may have been reprisals for complaints about overcrowding and understaffing and inside information leaked to the news media, workers and union officials told The Associated Press.”

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Weapons seized at southern Illinois state prison

“A shakedown of cells at a prison in southern Illinois has turned up weapons and other contraband.”

Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x417561430/Weapons-seized-at-southern-Illinois-state-prison

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