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Mexico Prison Riot

7 Dead In Prison Riot

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- MEXICO CITY (AP) — State security officials say seven inmates have died in a prison riot in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas b...

Prison Gunfight Erupts

AP | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- State officials say three prisoners have been killed and six wounded in a gunfight at a prison in the violent northern Mexico border st...

Recent Prison Tragedies Highlight Multi-National Justice Issue

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime
Ron Nikkel

The overuse of prisons is not unique to the developing world. Almost half of the world's prisoners are held in the U.S., China, and Russia. America has the highest number of prisoners and the highest rate of imprisonment of any country.

About 20 Dead In Mexico Prison Riot

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 04.20.2012 | Latino Voices

MONTERREY, Mexico — An inmate riot that may have been staged to cover a breakout killed 44 prisoners Sunday, and the jail's director and all gua...

Deadly Mexican Prison Riot

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — An inmate riot that may have been staged to cover a breakout killed 44 prisoners Sunday, and the jail's director and all gu...

Police Detain 13 Over Deadly Prison Riot

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities have detained 20 inmates for alleged involvement in a prison riot that killed 31 in a state bordering Texas an...

Seven Killed In Prison Riot

Posted 12.13.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Mexican security officials say seven inmates have died in a prison riot that may have been set off by the arrest of a top drug ca...

Smuggled Women, Guns Marked Mexican Prison Riot

AP | RICARDO CHAVEZ CARBAJAL | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Surveillance video and police reports Wednesday suggested that a prison where fighting killed 17 people was plagued by w...