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Killing of Infamous San Quentin 6 Prisoner Sparks California Prison Riot

August 13, 2015  | 

Hugo Pinell was stabbed to death Wednesday in a California prison. (Photo: California DOC)
Hugo Pinell was stabbed to death Wednesday in a California prison. (Photo: California DOC)

A notorious inmate, who was part of a deadly prison escape attempt in 1971, was stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon at New Folsom prison in California, triggering a riot of about 70 inmates, authorities said.

Hugo Pinell, 71, was once one of the country's most infamous prisoners. The convicted rapist was one of the "San Quentin Six" whose escape attempt ended the lives of six people, including two corrections officers, three inmates and George Jackson, founder of the Black Guerilla Family prison gang, a corrections spokeswoman told the New York Daily News.

A fellow inmate attacked Pinell on Wednesday in the exercise yard, sparking a behind-bars battle.

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kevCopAz @ 8/13/2015 3:15 PM

seems he got what was coming to him, too many years after he deserved it, but justice was done.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/13/2015 4:25 PM

Poetic Justice!

S.S. @ 8/14/2015 7:33 AM

Just one question why was this asshole still alive? Should of been dead a looooooong time ago. I hope it was painful.

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