La Mesa prison
September 2008 riots
In September 2008, there were two riots. The September 13 riot, in which three inmates were killed, was caused by upset over the death of an inmate in a prison search for drugs and weapons. The September 18 riot, which killed 19 and injured 12, was caused by frustration of the inmates not being given any water since the first riot.
- Marosi, Richard (2013-10-17). "Sister Antonia Brenner dies at 86; nun moved into Tijuana prison to tend to inmates". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-10-19.
- Mexican jail riot leaves 19 dead - BBC News