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Mexico Prison Battle Reportedly Leaves 11 Dead

AP | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — A battle between groups of prisoners left 13 inmates dead and another 65 injured on Saturday, according to officials in the centra...

17 Killed In Prison Break Attempt

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 02.17.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — A public security official says the death toll in a shootout during an attempted prison break in northern Mexico has risen to 22 p...

100 Couples Say 'I Do' In Mexican Border Prison

AP | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- More than 100 inmates have married at a Mexican border prison in a collective ceremony meant to give their families legal rig...

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...

Yoga Helps Mexican Inmates Find Peace, Curbs Violence

Posted 11.18.2011 | Impact

At one Mexico City juvenile detention center, inmates are finding inner peace through an unlikely practice in a jail cell: yoga. Prison wardens re...

Peacocks, Prostitutes Found Inside Mexico Prison

AP | Posted 01.07.2012 | World

Associated Press ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Authorities say a surprise search at an Acapulco prison has netted two peacocks, 100 fighting cocks, 19 prosti...

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...

Massive Prison Break Frees 140 Inmates On U.S. Border

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Nearly 150 inmates escaped Friday from a state prison in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo, and authorities said the...

Mexican Prison Brawl Leaves 23 Dead

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Twenty-three inmates were killed Wednesday morning in a brawl between rival drug gangs at a northern Mexico penitentiary, official...

Mexico's Prisons: Complete With Pizza Delivery, Prostitutes, And Rampant Drug Trade

nytimes.com | MARC LACEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY The surveillance cameras captured it all: guards looking on nonchalantly as 53 inmates many of them associated with one of Mexico's most n...