A hostage who identified himself as a jail monitor talks with reporters while handcuffed and surrounded by inmates during a riot at the
Police carry a rope for an operation to rescue four hostages during a prison riot at the Centro Correccional Etapa II reformatory in Sa
Inmates sit in an area controlled by the police at the Centro Correccional Etapa II reformatory, after a prisoners riot, in San Jose Pi
Police carry tools, including axes and a large plier, to use in an operation that aims to rescue four jail guards who were taken in the
An inmate poses for photographers during a riot at the Centro Correccional Etapa II reformatory, in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala, Monday,
Inmates climb to the roof as a fire breaks out during a riot at the youth and men's reformatory, Centro Correccional Etapa II, in San J
Firefighters carry a woman who fainted outside a reformatory for youth and men, Centro Correccional Etapa II, where a riot and fire bro
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan officials say a guard has died of injuries sustained when gang members rioted at a prison for juveniles and adults, raising the death toll to three.
President Jimmy Morales tweeted Monday that four hostages were rescued alive. But police reported later that one of those died, adding to the two jail monitors reported dead after the riot began Sunday.
Several other people were injured in the uprising at the Central Correctional Stage II prison in San Jose Pinula, east of the capital.
Imprisoned gang members demanded better food and visitation privileges plus the transfer of at least 250 minors belonging to the same gang who are held in other prisons.
Two weeks ago, a riot at a state shelter for children resulted in a fire that killed 40 girls.