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Hugo Pinell, 71
Represa, California
August 25, 2015

Agencies: CDRC California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC) California

Last updated: 8 months ago

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An inmate of a California jail, who was notorious for a failed prison break in 1971, has been killed and others injured in a riot, officials say.

Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and 11 inmates were treated for stab wounds on Wednesday when fighting broke out at California State Prison-Sacramento.

Pinell, in jail since 1965, had been serving three life sentences.

He was part of the "San Quentin Six" behind a prison break attempt in which four inmates and two guards died.

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