Latest Prison riots News

Director of Mexican prison where 17 killed to be replaced

Jan. 3, 2020 8:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of the central Mexico state of Zacatecas said Friday the director of a state prison where 17 inmates were killed this week will be relieved of his position. Gov. Alejandro Tello said in a news conference that he was not denigrating the efforts of the prison director, but...

FILE - In this May 16, 2009 file photo, soldiers patrol outside the Regional Center for Social Reintegration in Cieneguillas, Mexico. Another inmate was killed Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at the state prison in northern Mexico where 16 inmates died during a riot on New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Oscar Baez, File)

Inmate dies in new riot at Mexico jail where 16 were killed

Jan. 2, 2020 4:59 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Another inmate was killed Thursday at a prison in northern Mexico where 16 inmates died during a riot on New Year's Eve. Security officials in Zacatecas state said four other prisoners were injured in the latest riot at the Cieneguillas prison, where 16 prisoners died on Tuesday. The...

At least 16 dead, 5 wounded in central Mexico prison riot

Jan. 1, 2020 1:10 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 16 inmates in a central Mexico prison were killed and five more were wounded in a riot that closed out a violent 2019 for the country, authorities said. Zacatecas state security secretary Ismael Camberos Hernández told local press that authorities confiscated four guns that...

A woman cries outside the morgue after learning her husband, Dionisio Heriberto Solis, is one of the prisoners who died in a riot inside El Porvenir prison, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. At least 16 prisoners died during fighting inside a detention center in Honduras on Sunday, two days after rioting at another prison killed 18 inmates, authorities said. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez)

Graft, gangs, bad conditions fuel Honduras prison killings

Dec. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A top security official in Honduras said Monday the Mara Salvatrucha gang ordered prison riots that killed 37 inmates since Friday. Assistant Security Minister Luis Suazo said the gang known as MS-13 staged the bloody riots to force the government to back down from emergency...

A military police officer walks past a pick-up truck loaded with the bodies of dead inmates that is parked in the Tela prison where at least 18 prisoners were killed during an prisoner’s riot on Friday in Tela, Honduras, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. The riot came several days after Honduras declared a state of emergency in its prison system. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)

16 inmates killed in latest prison outburst in Honduras

Dec. 23, 2019 12:53 AM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — At least 16 prisoners died during fighting inside a juvenile detention center in Honduras on Sunday, two days after rioting at another prison killed 18 inmates, authorities said. The latest bloody violence occurred at a maximum security prison in the municipality of El...

Honduras: at least 18 killed, 16 injured in prison riot

Dec. 20, 2019 11:41 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Inmates, some with firearms, rioted at a prison in Honduras on Friday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 16 others, authorities said. The violence, which occurred in Tela in the Atlántida region on the Caribbean coast, came several days after Honduras declared a...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, looks out at the crowd during a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Lexington, Ky. Bevin, who lost to Democrat Andy Beshear last month in a close race, issued more than 400 pardons since the Nov. 5 election, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Convicted killer pardoned by Bevin declares innocence

Dec. 17, 2019 6:03 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A slew of last-minute pardons by former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin stirred new controversy Tuesday as a clemency recipient whose family raised campaign money for Bevin declared his innocence. Bevin, a Republican, issued hundreds of pardons between his electoral defeat on Nov. 5 and...