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Mexico says inmates forced to wear thongs, scrub floors

/ 07:23 AM March 16, 2017
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MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A state government in northern Mexico says it is investigating alleged inmate abuse at one of its prisons.

The scandal surfaced with a video posted on social media sites showing a group of male inmates wearing nothing but thong underwear and being forced to scrub floors on their hands and knees, while apparently being kicked and shoved by other inmates.

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The government of Nuevo Leon state says the incident occurred at a prison in Apodaca, suburb of the city of Monterrey. It condemned the incident, and in response staged a search of the prison Wednesday that officials say found a number of knife-like objects and drugs.

There have been a number of inmate fights at prisons in Nuevo Leon between members of rival drug gangs. CBB

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