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Inmates Build Computers, Hack Prison Network:  Inmates an Ohio prison were caught with two hidden computers they had built and used to hack into the state corrections department network.  Gisela Crespo of CNN reports that lax security at the Marion County prison allowed inmates to use parts from electronic equipment disassembled as part of a recycling program to build the computers and hide them behind ceiling panels.  The computers were connected to the state corrections network, giving inmates  access to credit cards, identity credentials,  tax forms and recipes for homemade drugs.   Inmates were also able to issue passes and gain access to restricted areas within the prison.  The Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation issued a statement assuring the public that they were taking steps to prevent this from happening again.

Suspect in Border Agent's Murder Arrested:  A drug cartel member, suspected of killing a U.S. Border Patrol agent with a gun made available by the Obama administration's Fast and Furious program was arrested in Mexico Wednesday.  William Lajeunesse and Laura Prabucki of Fox News report that Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was captured by Mexican and U.S. agents at ranch on the Chihuahua/Sinaloa border.  Under Fast and Furious, gang members and other criminals were allowed to buy guns at Phoenix-area gun stores which the government intended to track back to Mexico.  The government was unable to track over 60% of the weapons, two of which were found at the scene of the 2010 murder of agent Brian Terry.  After refusing to turn over information on the botched program to a congressional investigation, Obama Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress.     

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