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Oregon Inmates Riot Over Gay Rights Issues

Associated Press

Guards used high-pressure water hoses today to break down barricades put up by prisoners demanding better treatment for homosexual inmates at the Oregon State Correctional Institution.

The 19 prisoners were placed in segregation units after the eight-hour uprising ended this morning. One prisoner suffered minor bruises. The prisoners had presented a list of seven demands, including equality and better-paying jobs for homosexual prisoners.


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