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April 29, 2013
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500 prison cells at Va. jail malfunction

A glitch caused every door to simultaneously open; no inmates attempted to escape

The Virginian-Pilot

CLARKSBURG, Va. — Officials in Montgomery County declared a security emergency after locks on about 500 cell doors at the main jail near Clarksburg simultaneously opened.


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