September 18th, 2012
09:31 AM ET

132 inmates escape Mexican prison on U.S. border

Mexican authorities have detained a prison director and two other prison officials after 132 inmates escaped from the facility Monday, officials said.

The attorney general for Coahuila state had asked a judge to detain the three prison leaders for 30 days while an investigation into the escape from the border city of Piedras Negras began.

Piedras Negras is across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas, and about 150 miles from San Antonio.

The inmates escaped one by one from what's known as a social rehabilitation center, a minimum-security facility, by using a 7-foot-long tunnel, according to a statement from the state attorney general. The escapees then cut through a chain-link fence and ran through an empty lot.

The tunnel, which was about 4 feet wide and nearly 10 feet deep, began inside a wood shop inside in the prison, authorities said.

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  1. Pitchfork

    I need ya, Rogaine!!

    September 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. KORN county news

    Congresswoman McKinney nor Sybel Deniz Edmonds need to "seek help". TIME is on their side.
    It's just a matter of time before everyone knows the names of the men who financed 9/11.

    September 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pitchfork

      KORN, was talking to "Old Lady No Hair/no uterus" who posted ugly stuff about women with cancer. My mama died from cancer. That person who posted that needs help, not you.

      September 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. He

    *pictures for you regs bent on finding fault with my slightest details, even typos.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. @Mary 7:13PM

    How could he be talking about "Mary above" when Mary wasn't even there. There are no posts by "Mary above".
    You are of the 1/4, obviously.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ancient question

    For decades, I have been asking people who believe in the same God and same burning hell that Bush, Obama, and Romney believe in a simple question, and for some reason, I can't get a straight answer. Here goes:
    How many jews do you think might be burning in hell right now?

    September 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I'll give you the short and sweet answer:
      Christians most likely believe all Jews are burning in hell, because hell is a purely Christian invention; people of the Jewish faith do not believe in hell, and although I am not Jewish, neither do I.

      I am not going to go into semantics, either; I have endured all of the undeserved snide remarks I can endure for one day.

      Therefore, although it may not make a difference to you, here it is:
      You are dead to me; you do not exist for me anymore, P.
      Have a grand life, and may you get all that you richly deserve.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. This Just Out

    The 132 Mexicans who escaped prison have been caught and are lining up to be escorted back to prison.
    Check that. It's just a line of illegal Mexicans lined up at a shopping center waiting for crooked US CITIZENS to "give" them some work. Bless their hearts though.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Hell isn't a "christian invention" D. Greek mythology predates Jesus Christ. (greek god Hades)
    Hellfire wasn't taught in churches until nearly 300 yrs. after Jesus was murdered. Jesus used illustrations he teach. He never illustrated a burning hell to anyone as recorded in the bible.
    Hell is the invention of the same church members who began getting involved in politics and eventually came to rule the holy Roman Empire, an old superpower that was about as holy as modern day Israel.
    I am dead to you? he he. Was it something I said? LMAO because it surely wasn't something I did to you. And if whatever was said is the worst thing I ever do to you, that would make me the best friend you ever had. (in terms of friends and family who have caused you damage)
    Lighten up. It's a news blog, not a life.

    September 19, 2012 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    And, btw, most christians do NOT believe jews are burning in hell as you claim.
    Most christians erroneously believe that Jesus died as a member of the Jewish faith. He did not. By the time Jesus was murdered, he had totally exposed the Jewish religion as being false...misled by leaders Jesus called "offspring of snakes", "children of Satan". He even took a whip to some of them once.
    Jesus was raised by members if the Jewish faith, and was obedient to his parents and their religion. However, even as a boy Jesus began figuring out that the jewish religious system was crooked. As a man, Jesus began teaching the men whom we call early christians and christianity spread through these men and throughout the world. Christianity thrived until even christian leaders began to desire ruling kingdoms and the dark ages set in. Jewry was utterly destroyed along with Jerusalems inhabitants about 40 years after Christ died, by Roman armies.

    September 19, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    After Roman armies built a fence around the city of Jerusalem, 2 years went by where nothing came into or went out of Jerusalem. (sort of ancient embargo) Then, for no apparant reason, the Roman troops pulled-up stakes and went away! It was during this time that many people abandoned Jerusalem. For it was more than obvious: God had abandoned the jewish religion and it's temple to their enemies. Generally speaking, christians fled the city but the jews stubbornly hung-on to the idea that they were God's chosen people and God would protect them. They were wrong.
    Roman armies returned and layed siege to Jerusalem once again and for another 2 years, nothing came into or went out of Jerusalem. According to Josephus, a well respected historian of that time, jewish women were eating their own babies for food. God's children did not eat their own babies in order to maintain their personal lives back then. These are things God's enemies do...mot his children. At least it was done for life rather than just lifestyle.

    September 19, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
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