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Six Inmates Escape Tenn. Prison

December 27, 1998

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Six inmates at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution escaped early Sunday, state Correction Department spokeswoman Pam Hobbins said.

The escape occurred about 5:25 a.m. after two of the inmates allowed outside their cells to prepare for a Ramadan meal overpowered two guards and let four other prisoners out, Hobbins said.

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