Cereso Prison Riot Kills 20

POSTED: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 12:44pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:23pm

A prison gang fight at Juarez's Cereso Prison has killed 20 inmates and left 7 others serious injured.

The fight broke out between three different gangs around 6 a.m. Wednesday. A spokesman from the Chihuahua Governor's Office says that inmates whoare with the Barrio Azteca gang used a knife to force a guard to open the cells of the other Azteca gang members.

Once loose, those men rushed into the general population area and attacked members of two other gangs while they were having visitation with their families.

200 anti-riot police and soldiers regained control of the prison three hours later.

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