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"They Had to Do Something"

Clip: Season 32 Episode 9 | 45s

Former warden Gary Henman on why the lockdown at Marion federal prison was necessary to protect the staff and even the inmates. The staff was demoralized after the murders of two prison guards and needed new tools to help maintain control.

Aired: 04/21/14

Rating: NR

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