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Author will speak on Lucasville rioting


Staughton Lynd is the suthor of <i>Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising</i>.

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After 11 days of rioting at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, one guard and nine prisoners were dead. It was April, 1993.

As a result, five men who were prisoners at the time were tried and condemned to death.

"I'm absolutely convinced that four of the men on death row were not responsible [for murdering the prison guard] and tried to prevent it," said Staughton Lynd.

Lynd will speak in Perrysburg Tuesday at 7 p.m. about what he learned from his six years of research that culminated in the new book, Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising.

A retired lawyer, former history professor, and a Quaker who lives in Niles, north of Youngstown, Lynd said he read thousands of pages of transcripts from the prisoners' trials and spoke with the men and their families.

Staughton Lynd speaks Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the activities building at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg. Admission is free. For information, call 419-874-1333.

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