Lanesboro Correctional Institution

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North Carolina taxpayers are paying three former inmates at one of the state's most dangerous prisons $62,000 after lawsuits claimed supervisors and the former warden wouldn't clamp down on murderous gangs.

Conditions inside the prison about 45 miles east of Charlotte were brutal for so long state officials are moving out all men and converting Lanesboro Correctional Institution into a women's prison.

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The Lanesboro Correctional Institution is currently on lockdown after a stabbing that injured two inmates and a correctional officer Thursday morning.