19 killed in second Tijuana prison riot in three days


TIJUANA, Mexico – Officials say a second riot in three days at an infamous Tijuana prison has left 19 people dead and 12 injured.

Baja California’s Public Safety Secretary Daniel de la Rosa says soldiers and federal police regained control Wednesday at the overcrowded La Mesa prison in Tijuana, just across the U.S. border from San Diego.

De la Rosa says authorities were transferring 200 inmates to other state prisons and were increasing security.

Family members say the inmates rioted again because they have not been given food or water since Sunday, when a separate riot led to the deaths of at least three inmates.


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