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Texas prison riot: 2,800 inmates to be moved from now ‘uninhabitable’ facility

RT.com - After 2,000 inmates, mostly immigrants, took over a Texas prison in a riot over poor medical services, federal authorities have decided to relocate all the detainees from the now “uninhabitable” correctional facility.  Read more.

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