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Basketball within prison borders

Byron Mullens has spent part of his offseason playing pickup -- at an Ohio prison

Originally Published: November 24, 2011
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | ESPN.com

With two armed guards by his side, Byron Mullens walks with several friends toward the inner perimeter fence, the two feet of barbed wire curls running along the top glistening in the sunlight.

They have already handed over their cell phones and keys, gone through a metal detector, signed in the log book and walked through a series of locked doors that won't open until the previous one is shut. Now Mullens and crew must go through another round of security, pausing as they get to ...

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