28 killed in a feud in Mexican jail

Vastavam web: At least 28 inmates have been killed in a brutal prison fight in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco, in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country’s troubled penal system in recent years. Rioting inmates beheaded and mutilated their rivals on Thursday and bodies were found strewn around the maximum-security wing, the kitchen, a prison yard and a conjugal visits area after the pre-dawn riot at the CERESO federal prison in Acapulco, said the security spokesman for the state of Guerrero, Roberto Alvarez. “The incident was triggered by a permanent feud between rival groups within the prison,” he told a press conference.

State police regained control of the prison, backed by federal police and the army, which set up a security cordon outside, he said before adding that the governor ordered an investigation, including of prison staff.