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Video shows brutal knife attack on helpless Ohio inmates

The Associated Press
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In this screenshot taken from a Southern Ohio Correction Facility security camera video four inmates, handcuffed to a table, are attacked by a fellow prisoner who slipped his handcuffs and brandished a knife, Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. (Southern Ohio Correction Facility via AP)
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 photo, fences line the exterior of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, in Lucasville, Ohio. A newly released video of a 2017 attack between inmates at the facility obtained by The Associated Press reveals for the first time the extent of the victims' injuries and raises questions about how the bloody attack happened inside one of Ohio's most secure prisons. A fellow inmate slipped out of his cuffs and allegedly stabbed Shamieke Pugh and three other inmates multiple times as they sat handcuffed to a table and were unable to defend themselves. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A newly released video shows the brutality of an Ohio inmate’s knife attack on four prisoners who were handcuffed to a table and unable to defend themselves.

The video obtained by the Associated Press reveals for the first time the extent of the victims’ injuries and raises questions about how the bloody attack happened inside the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, one of Ohio’s most secure prisons.

The attacker is seen stabbing the inmates multiple times during the 2017 assault that could have been even worse had one of the victims not freed himself and fought back.

The attacker is also accused in a knife attack months later involving a guard stabbed so severely that he was hospitalized for months.

Consistent national data on inmate-on-inmate assaults is difficult to come by, but prisons can be dangerous places, with one in five inmates reporting attacks.