Photos From the Tijuana Prison Riots

by on September 19, 2008 · 1 comment

in Civil Rights, San Diego

Here are a few photos of the two riots at La Mesa Prison in Tijuana, September 14 & 17.

Holding up a sign that reads, in Spanish, “We want better treatment by the authorities,” inmates gather on the roof of a building during the first of two recent riots at La Mesa State Penitentiary in Tijuana. (Guillermo Arias / Associated Press)The moon rises over inmates gathered on the roof of La Mesa State Penitentiary in Tijuana during the first of two recent riots. September 14, 2008Mexican police officers enter a La Mesa State Penitentiary jailhouse at the height of the first of two riots at the Tijuana prison. September 15, 2008Mexican police officers stand guard over hundreds of inmates after authorities quelled the second riot in days at La Mesa State Penitentiary in Tijuana. The violence broke out over prisoners' allegations of abuse from La Mesa guards. September 17, 2008A policeman runs by the La Mesa State Penitentiary in Tijuana, Mexico, where a second riot in three days left at least 17 people dead. September 18, 2008. (Said Betanzos / AFP / Getty Images)Mexican police officers prepare for action against inmates' relatives and friends during the rioting in days by inmates at La Mesa State Penitentiary in Tijuana. September 17, 2008Authorities enter La Mesa State Penitentiary in Tijuana, trying to quell the first of two riots at the prison. Among other accusations, inmates charge that prisoners have been killed by guards. September 15, 2008

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avatar Bryant golden February 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm

There was an uncertain amount of grief and loss as those men in there perished.
Men died that night, not just wounded, there familys’ are left with that .
To those familys’ that lost a son a father a brother, my heart goes out to you, and
may G-D bless there souls as they where are all welcomed home.
To my Brother Kenneth D. Golden, we love you, you are Golden..…

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