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Slain inmate Hugo Pinell was a target of prison gangs, his lawyer says

Slain inmate Hugo Pinell was a target of prison gangs, his lawyer says

To prison rights activists and black militants on the outside, Hugo Pinell was the imprisoned legacy of a violent movement from the 1970s, one of the San Quentin Six whose failed attempt at a prison break left six people dead. To his prison lawyer, Pinell was a target, a "marked man," his life threatened by some of the very gangs he was alleged to have helped grow. That lawyer, Keith Wattley, says it was no accident Pinell was killed Wednesday just weeks after being released from isolation to a general prison yard. MORE: How a wig and a handgun sent a prison into chaos 44 years ago "The only mystery is, why after all these attacks and threats against him, they would send...

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