A sporting event of the end of the year in a prison in northern Mexico ended in tragedy. A fight in the Center of Social Reinsertion (Cereso) of Cieneguillas in the mexican State of Zacatecas left at least 16 dead and five injured, reported the Voice of Public Safety the state Government through a press release. The tragedy in this prison in the north of the country on the last day of 2019 is added to the list of incidents of violence and riots in the criminal mexicans.
according To local media the quarrel originated among rival teams that participated in a football match to celebrate the New Year the afternoon of this Tuesday. In the place there were present relatives of the prisoners who visited the prison on the occasion of the festivities, those who were evicted when he began the confrontation. About 15 people died inside the prison, while six more were taken to receive medical attention. Hours later, one of the injured lost his life in the hospital.
The Secretariat of Public Security in the state reported that the riot between inmates was brought under control at 17.00 (local time) this Tuesday. In the place, stopped an inmate in possession of a firearm and they found other weapons and short weapons, with which they allegedly perpetrated the killings. The Governor of Zacatecas, Alejandro Tello, lamented the death of the inmates, and ordered to strengthen the revisions to the interior of the prison. The experts of the Institute Zacatecano of Forensic Science and the Police Ministerial have opened a folder of research to get to know those responsible for the killings and who introduced firearms to the criminal.
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This tragedy in Cieneguillas is in addition to the incidents of violence in other prisons in States like Veracruz or Guerrero. According to a report of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) prevail in the prisons mexican issues such as the lack of personal security and custody, the presence of conditions of self-government to the interior of the prisons, the overcrowding and overpopulation. Currently, the National Penitentiary System is formed by 311 prisons with an installed capacity of 217.669 places and are home to a population of around 201.500 inmates.
The national human rights COMMISSION highlights in its diagnosis that One of the issues that has impacted negatively on the state centers is the presence of criminal groups that generate self-governance and violence, combined with the failure of programs for the prevention and the lack of personal security. The death of dozens of inmates in the prison in Zacatecas realizes that the supervision measures are still inadequate inside the prisons of mexico.Updated Date: 01 January 2020, 20:00