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. Jeff54

    I'll bet they are all democrats. That's 132 more voters for obamo.

    September 18, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. bleeding heart

    If they could just make it to San Antonio, there is a high speed highway from there to Austin where they could find some work and make some babies.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. bleeding heart

    ...maybe cast a few votes.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Denny

    This is why democrats don't want voter ID laws. Here comes 100 plus more democratic voters.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Truethat

    True that @ Denny. Let's be thanful that there isn't a land bridge between the US and Africa or it would get way out of hand.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. actually

    If swarms of Africans came accross our border, only the most ignorant among them would vote for Obama.
    Most African citizens are well aware of the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama decended from Arab-African slavemasters (not from slaves), and notice that americans have been burning more African oil and wearing more African diamonds since Obama became president.
    But one look at the other guy (Romney) and most would probably abstain from voting.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Abstaining from one election is vastly different than never having voted in an election, ever.

      September 18, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. African Hick

    @Denny. If you vote, you are a democratic voter even if you vote for a republican. Even African hicks know this.
    "Democrat voters"....not democratic voters.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Arab-American voter

    President Obama could put a lock on the Arab-American vote by revealing to US that he speaks fluent arabic.
    Never before has there been a President who could relate his sentiments to the Arab-American voter in arabic. President Obama should capitalize on his ability to speak fluent arabic.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I believe I have seen Portland tony asking this same question: which dialect?

      September 18, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Just to add, the Iranians are Persian, as opposed to Arab, and speak Farsi as do many Iraqis and Afghans with varying dialects.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Had to Google this one, the only foreign language Obama can conversationally speak is Bahasa, an Indonesian language .....I guess because he spent a few years there. That is not an Arabic language. :

      September 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. WHY not voting is your best VOTE

    EASY.. see above... not African clearly !!! Just another silly self claiming American like Romney.
    LET ROMNEY WIN !!! best choice... this way we get to see the truly ugly face that runs things
    instead of more Hollywood of the Clintons aka "OBAMA"....... :)))) cowboys love an ugly face.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Tad Bemenista

      Don't vote then. But don't whine about anything, either.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hackmeds the Arab-American voter...

    ...who is alergic to OIL based pharmaceuticals (as all are).
    Vote 4 President Obama! "Obamacare" takes a bite out of Big Pharmaceutical Corporations and their HUGE profits.
    Not as big of a bite as President Clinton who ordered a cruise missile attack on a pharmaceuticals manufacturing facility in Khartoum Sudan in retaliation for OBL attacking the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. But a bite nonetheless.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    I know it was a minimum security prison, but this is ridiculous!
    Sounds as if getting out to ditch at my local HS is harder.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      This is totally off topic, but what do you think about this ?

      Romney was recorded saying 47% of voters will back Obama because they're dependent on the government and said his "job is not to worry about those people."

      September 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tad Bemenista

      Bobcat: Romnet is a farce in the political arena, and he has just unveiled what he thinks of nearly half the country. He must not become President.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Helen

    How does Mexico save the $12,000 per inmate per year incarceration costs? Give their inmates bus tickets to America, the land of plenty. Register them democrats, make them dependent on free stuff, make the rich pay their fair share, and so it goes on year after year...

    September 18, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Tad Bemenista

      This is funny, thanks!

      September 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. And the winner is...

    PRESIDENT OBAMA!!! (by a margin of 132 votes)

    September 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Huh?

    I voted for George Wallace when I was in the third grade. So what *are* you talking about.
    So what if I didn't vote for Nixon b/c my abusive dad did. Even a 3rd grader could see the word *crook* written all over tricky Dick Nixons face. Herbert Humphrey didn't get my vote b/c my dysfunctional mom was all about that lard ass.
    And George Wallace wasn't the man he pretended to be either.
    So what if a 3rd grader was able to figure something out that still confuses you old ladies. 🙂

    September 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • What?

      Who are you talking to, and why do you hate women so much that you call women of any age old? Mommy issues?

      September 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tad Bemenista

      I'm not old, I'm not a lady, and I don't get your post. Mommy know your using the internet while you should be in school?

      September 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Leslie

    68 years old isn't old. I'm still on the prime of life.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
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