A prison riot has left 13 dead in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi on Saturday, and it’s left authorities attempting to figure out what led up to the deadly riot.
According to the head of state’s prison system, it’s currently believed that the riot erupted when a gang inside the prison began bullying and harassing other inmates. And that constant harassing has turned extremely deadly.
In all, it’s believed that whopping 100 inmates, possibly more, were involved in the riot. The riot not only claimed the life of 13 people, but resulted in the injuries of countless others.
According to Stuff, 65 people or more were hurt when the fighting broke out. Currently, however, it’s not yet known whether this deadly fight claimed the life of just inmates, or if prison guards maybe have been killed or injured in the riot.
Of course, because this is a prison, “homemade” weapons were used to injure other inmates during the riot. Blunt objects that have been sharpened over time are believed to be the most clear weapon of choice, although it’s not exactly known if other objects maybe have been used during the riot.
With a prison full of inmates behind bars for a variety of different crimes, riots are serious issues that many prison systems not only have to be aware and cognizant of, but prepare to diffuse, as well.
But with so many gangs that are formed behind bars, and so much bad blood boiling over amongst the many different prison factions, riots are actually not uncommon and, in situations like this were over 100 people are involved, can turn quite serious and even deadly.
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