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<p>The riot lasted ten days. On the first day, some rioters beat five other inmates to death and placed their bodies in the exercise yard. Over the next several days, four other inmates died at the hands of the rioters. The rioters had also taken eight prison guards hostage. On April 15, the inmates strangled guard Robert Vallandingham to death, hoping to convince state officials to take the prisoners' demands seriously. The inmates also caused more than forty million dollars in damage to the prison. After officials agreed to review the prisoners' twenty-one demands, the rioters surrendered on April 21, 1993.</p>
<p>Following the Lucasville riot, the Ohio government spent millions of dollars to improve the state's prisons. As economic conditions in Ohio have declined in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the state has reduced much of this additional funding.</p>
#Lynd, Staughton. <em>Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising</em>. N.p.: Temple University Press, 2004.
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