News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Tues. Sept. 20, 2011: Three prisons in the Mexican state of Veracruz saw prison break outs yesterday. But by late yesterday Mexican officials said 14 of the fugitives had already been recaptured.
Thirty-two prisoners in total broke out almost simultaneously from Dupont Ostion jail in Coatzacoalcos, La Toma in Amatlan de los Reyes, and the Cosamaloapan prison.
The prisoners reportedly overpowered the guards and forced them to open the doors.
Police are checking all 17 prisons in Veracruz state for signs of another break-out plan.