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Neo-Nazis established network inside German jails
Authorities tighten security after discovering neo-Nazi network that organized financial help for far-right convicts inside prisons

German authorities say they are tightening security measures after discovering a neo-Nazi network inside the country's prisons.


The network, which was used to try and organize financial help for far-right convicts and their relatives, was discovered in the state of Hesse after evidence was uncovered during a search of prison cells.


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Authorities say coded messages were sent between prisons by letter through the mail and also hidden in magazines.


Hesse state Justice Minister Joerg-Uwe Hahn told Bild newspaper Wednesday his office is tightening controls to prevent any new networks from developing.


Hahn's office confirmed reports the network attempted to contact people connected to a small neo-Nazi group that killed 10 people but would give no specific details. The group's sole surviving member goes on trial next week.



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