HEADLINE: 22 INMATES HURT IN FIGHT AS VISITING OFFICIALS ARRIVE
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A disturbance that broke out in the privatized Bayamon Correctional Complex as a group of legislators arrived for a visit last week left 22 prisoners injured.
Officials at the Wackenhut Correctional Facility initially said the incident was merely a fight between two prisoners but later acknowledged 22 inmates received medical attention. Lourdes Burgos, a corrections spokesman, said inmates broke a water pipe - used for fire safety - and flooded the maximum security quadrant.
Inmates told reporters the disturbance broke out after two prison captains beat up two inmates.