Six Prisoners Killed at Guatemala Prison

Six Prisoners Killed at Guatemala Prison
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:22:49

A brawl among inmates at the Guatemalan overcrowded prison killed at least six people and wounded several others, Guatemala officials said.

Deputy Interior Minister Elmer Sosa says police and soldiers intervened after Sunday’s bloodshed and restored order at the prison.

Prison system spokesman Rudy Esquivel says six inmates have been confirmed as dead at the prison, known as Granja de Rehabilitacion Canada. He says the prison was designed to hold 600 inmates but houses 3,092.

The spokesman says the fight apparently erupted between members of the Mara 18 and Mara Salvatrucha gangs and fellow inmates who don’t belong to the gangs. washingtonpost reported.