One Dead, Several Injured in Violent Florida Prison Clash

Officials say that one inmate is dead and at least five others were injured during a fight that broke out at a Florida prison.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons identified the inmate who was killed as Troi Venable, 39, who was serving a 17-year term. The nature of the brawl that broke out Sunday at the large penitentiary is unclear, but a local chief of the prison workers union says that the fight broke out due to long-standing tensions between black and white inmates.

An undisclosed number of inmates were treated for minor injuries at the prison, while Venable and five others were transported to local hospitals.

Source: One inmate killed, five hospitalized after melee at Florida prison

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