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Riot in Argentine Prison Results in Eight Deaths

Posted February. 11, 2005 22:56,   


A riot broke out in the San Martin prison, Cordoba, Argentina on February 10, leaving seven inmates and one guard dead, and dozens of people injured. The riot was caused over inmate demands for improved living conditions and lengthened visiting hours. The violent inmates confronted the police with 25 guards, including the chief guard, taken as hostages.