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Guatemalan Prison Inmates Take Hostages, Exchange Fire With Security Forces

LADB Article ID: 073175
Category/Department: General
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 1989
By: Deborah Tyroler

On March 26 at about noon, between 100 and 250 inmates at Guatemala's largest prison farm, Pavon, raided the prison armory, and attempted to flee. In an exchange of gunfire with guards and police, at least six people were killed. Pavon is locate...

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