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South Africa: Prison fire an ‘elaborate plan’

Maximum security inmates in a South African prison attempted an escape and managed to burn down six jail cells and three administration offices.  The inmates were reportedly upset about the quality of the food and about some staff.  According to the official:

“They started with the locks and then broke the beds and made keys and weapons. They started there and moved and lit the fires,” he said.

The inmates also managed to burn all of the inmate files.  Hope they had those backed up somewhere…

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S. Africa: Inmates hold prison officials at S.African jail

From the article: “Inmates took prison officials hostage on Monday at a privately operated maximum security jail in central South Africa, officials said.”

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