MEXICO CITY (AP) - Police have discovered a bar at prison in northern Mexico that served beer, tequila and vodka to inmates.
A spokesman for Chihuahua State's Prosecutor for prisons says the deputy director of the prison where the bar was discovered has been fired. Spokesman Jorge Chaires said Wednesday guards at the low-security prison are under investigation.
The bar was discovered Monday at the prison in Chihuahua City, the state capital. Federal police and state authorities confiscated 200 beer cans, 12 bottles of tequila and 20 bottles of vodka. The bar also had a billiard table.
Seventeen inmates, meanwhile, have escaped from another northern Mexican prison, apparently using a tunnel they had dug from the laundry room.
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