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Panama: Riot At Modelo Prison

LADB Article ID: 070310
Category/Department: General
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 1990
By: Deborah Tyroler

On June 25, some 500 inmates broke padlocks to their cells, grabbed machetes and empty bottles from the kitchen, and headed for the prison armory. Police gained control of the situation by firing into the air and throwing tear gas canisters befo...

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