October 15th, 2011
06:43 PM ET

Authorities: 20 killed, 12 injured in Mexican prison fight

Twenty inmates were killed and 12 injured during a fight Saturday at a prison in northeastern Mexico, officials said.

The fight at the prison in Matamoros, in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, started early in the morning, according to a statement from state's public security secretariat.

With the help of police, prison officials restored order, it read.

Efforts were being made to contact the inmates' families.

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  1. banasy©

    Hispanics are mostly Roman Catholic, aren't they?

    October 16, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      I used to think so. The mexicans across the street are jehovah witnesses.. Or just too nice to run em off.

      In mexico, roman catholics are the big ones.

      October 16, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lee Fong Luberyard (R-Ohio)

    I heard nothing bout Occupied Tacos in Mexico City.

    October 16, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Leveee

      That's So Racist.

      October 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Hi, leeintulsa.

    October 16, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Hello, Lee Fong.
    How's the family?

    October 16, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    Hi banasy. Wife is a little puffy around her sugical site, but her incision looks like it's healing good, banasy.

    October 16, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    They worked me 7 days this week, with no days off in site. How are you and your family banasy?

    October 16, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    @Jeff frank:
    I'm glad your wife is better.
    You're working hard, but you're working. Thank God for that.
    Take a rest, go to bed!
    Is your son recovering? Is your daughter doing better?
    My family is ok. Thankfully, my family is healthy.
    Granddaughter just learned how to crawl...she's into everything.
    She's pulling herself up, she wants to walk now!

    October 16, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    I'll know more when he comes home next week. I found out from the wife our daughter is on two types of insulin. One fast acting, for before she eats, and a slow acting for when she's resting. She's now like her mother.
    God love your little granddaughter. I don't have grand kids...yet. They're so cute when they're little like that.

    October 16, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    Do you have your big strap on banasy©?

    October 16, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    Just kidding, banasy,,,Good Night.

    October 16, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. fCNN

    cool story, bro

    October 16, 2011 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |

    to bad it wasnent on video, that would have been a better video than bum-fights..

    October 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. phunk

    I hate when people have conversations in the blogs. Seriously? Use IM or something please.

    October 16, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
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