Prisoners stand at "El Hongo" jail in Tecate in Mexico´s state of Baja California

 
Prisoners stand at "El Hongo" jail in Tecate in Mexico´s state of Baja California
Prisoners stand at the "El Hongo" jail in Tecate, Mexico's state of Baja California March 3, 2010. A group of Mexican drug cartel hitmen accused of killing at least 33 people in a series of mass shootings were prison inmates let out of jail by prison guards. Inmates were provided guns and vehicles to carry out revenge attacks before returning to their cells for the night. The scandal uncovered last month laid bare the corruption and chaos that reigns inside Mexico's prison system and undercuts President Felipe Calderon's faltering war on powerful drug cartels. Picture taken March 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)