Posted by | March 4, 2013 08:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

It happened Sunday at the Whetstone Unit of Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson.

The riot involved 300 white and Mexican inmates fighting against 100 Africa-American prisoners and started around 9.45 a.m. in the unit which houses 1,250.

At least 17 inmates were injured during the free-for-all and two prison staffers suffered minor injuries – The extent of the inmates’ injuries wasn’t immediately available…

Following the outbreak of violence, guards swiftly put the Whetstone Unit under lockdown while an investigation was started into how such a huge loss of prisoner control occurred…

Racial tensions in Arizona prisons are thought to be one of the main contributing factors to the brawl that began [Sunday].

By: Alan Colmes

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.