Mexico: Riot in Prison for Minors; Eight Escape

Mexico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A riot in the School of Social Improvement for Young Offenders in Juarez, Chihuahua, resulted in six inmates injured and eight prisoners who escaped, the press reported on Wednesday.

Of those who escaped, including six 18-year-old teens and two 17-year-olds, only one was captured, noted Hector Arcelus, secretary of the city hall.

Arcelus pointed out that the inmates are extremely dangerous and were charged with crimes of great social impact such as extortion and robbery, El Universal newspaper underlined.

The riot began on Tuesday night when one of the young offenders requested permission from a guard to go to the bathroom, an opportunity he took advantage of to rob the guard´s keys and open the cells of his partners and set them free, Arcelus explained.

Nearly 50 inmates participated in the incident.

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