141 inmates have escaped a Mexican prison near the border with Laredo, Texas; authorities suspect that prison employees helped. According to the Huffington Post:
The public safety department of Tamaulipas state, where the prison is located near the border with Laredo, Texas, said 141 inmates got out through a service entrance used by vehicles, “presumably with the assistance of the prison staff.”
The department said the prison’s director could not be located, adding that he and other officials were under investigation.
Eighty-three of the prisoners were being held for trial or had been convicted of crimes like theft, assault and other state offenses, while 58 were being held on federal charges, which include weapons possession and drug trafficking.