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Posted: May 2, 2014 at 2:52 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It was like a movie — a horrible, horrible movie.” Monique Barnes, an inmate at the jail in Escambia County, Fla., who said she was knocked off her bunk by a gas explosion that killed two inmates and hurt more than 180 people

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