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Inmates Rioting Again at Tijuana Prison

Baja California law enforcement officials say rioting has broken out again at the La Mesa penitentiary in Tijuana. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Inmates Rioting Again at Tijuana Prison

Baja California law enforcement officials say rioting has broken out again at the La Mesa penitentiary in Tijuana. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

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The unrest comes just three days after the last deadly riot.

A Baja California law enforcmement official who did not want to be named because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media said gunfire broke out again just after one this afternoon.

Mother Antonia is a nun that lives a the prison. She spoke with KPBS via cell phone.

Mother Antonia: I think they're just shots over the head so they'll back up, you know, go back to wherever it is they're supposed to be. And I saw women got up on the very top of the roof. And there were only three, or four, or five women up there, but they were throwing down things and breaking the floodlights of the prison and provoking problems.

State officials estimate about 200 inmates are involved.

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In Sunday's riot, at least four people died and dozens more were injured.

Amy Isackson, KPBS news.

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