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By Natalie Neumann

Corrections authorities in the District say a handgun found at the D.C. jail may have been there since at least 2003.

Authorities found the gun inside part of the telephone units used by inmates during a shakedown earlier this week. The department of corrections says the weapon might be linked to another handgun smuggled into the facility. That gun was part of a 2003 scheme in which four inmates agreed to shoot themselves and then sue the city for not keeping them safe, in hopes of winning a monetary judgment.

A corrections spokeswoman tells the Washington Post authorities are still looking for a second gun rumored to be hidden at the jail.

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