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The Nation : Death Row Inmates Rebel

March 18, 1986

Death Row inmates, some wielding sharpened broomsticks, rebelled at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City and held two hostages for 12 hours before releasing them, officials said. The inmates, who captured the prison employees during a recreation period, agreed to release the captives in exchange for broadcast of an agreement with prison officials. No injuries were reported in the uprising. The agreement included a provision that the inmates involved must face a prison board, where they could be disciplined, but with the promise that no physical retribution would be taken against the inmates.

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