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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Three current and former prison employees were members of the Ku Klux Klan who planned to kill a former inmate who is black, according to Florida officials.

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The employees planned the murder after inmate’s release from prison as retaliation for a fight between him and one of the workers, Attorney General Pam Bondi said.

Bondi’s office says in a statement that Thomas Jordan Driver, David Elliot Morgan and Charles Thomas Newcomb each were arrested Thursday on one state count of conspiracy to commit murder.

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Driver and Morgan are current employees of the Department of Corrections, and Newcomb is a former corrections employee. The state’s statement says Driver had the fight with the inmate.

The case will be prosecuted in Columbia County in north Florida.

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