44 Dead in Mexico Prison Riot

Rival drug gangs probably contributed to violence

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 20, 2012 8:07 AM CST

(Newser) – The death toll in yesterday's riot inside a Mexican prison has now climbed to 44, officials say. No guards were among the dead, but MSNBC reports that corrupt ones may have helped enable the brawl. All the Apodaca prison's guards are reportedly being...   Read full story »

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