Sunday, October 16, 2011
Twenty people were killed in a Matamoros facility where 40 inmates escaped last year. This is, I believe, at least the fifth time since 2009 that 15 or more people were killed in a jailhouse riot. The others were in Gómez Palacio, Durango, and Juárez twice. I think there was also a Tijuana riot that killed 15 or 20 in 2007 or 2008. In other words, this is not a new problem, but no one seems particularly interested in addressing it.