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Inmate Paul Duran Murdered In Cell With Killer He Testified Against

by | 15th, March 2009

PAUL Duran was 23. Pual Duran was found dead after just 15 minutes in a cell at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary with a man he testified against, one Jessie James Dalton.

Dalton was serving a life sentence for the March 2002 shooting death of Billy Ray Wayne, 19. Dalton, then 25, Duran and Warren Alan Plank, 16, carried guns as they broke into Wayne’s Oklahoma City home and demanded money from the family.

Duran testified against Dalton in exchange for a lesser charge and a 28-year prison term, Smith said.

And was thus barred from having to share a cell with him.

“He was a scared 16-year-old kid who was hanging out with the wrong guy,” Smith said.

Smith said Duran was extremely remorseful over Wayne’s death.

“I remember he apologized to the young man’s family,” Smith said. “If he could have changed what happened that night, he would have.”

And then the authorities put him in a locked room with the man he grassed on. And 15 miunutes later, he was dead…

What is the purpose of jail?

AN ASIAN teenager was killed by his racist white cellmate after they were placed together as part of a “gladiator” game in which prison officers laid bets on fights, an inquiry was told yesterday.

Zahid Mubarek died as a result of the game that was invented by “perverted” officers at a youth jail, a senior official in the Prison Officers’ Association claimed.

The game, known as Gladiator or Colosseum, involved placing incompatible prisoners in the same cell at Feltham Young Offender Institution in West London. Black and white prisoners, big and small, or one bully with another, were placed in the same cell while prison officers betted on the outcome.

Duncan Keys, the assistant general secretary of the association, disclosed the game at an official inquiry into the death of Mr Mubarek, 19, from Walthamstow in East London, in March 2000.

And again:

A violent white prisoner was allowed to remain in a cell with an Asian man whom he later beat and stabbed to death, even though prison authorities had been warned that he posed a threat to other inmates, an inquest jury found yesterday.

The jury found that a series of failings by the prison service contributed to the death of Shahid Aziz, who was stabbed by his cellmate, Peter McCann, at Leeds prison on April 2 2004.

Prison is not to judge. Prison is to punish in accordance with the law – and the law does not end at the prison gates…

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