Immigration Detainees Rebel
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On November 14, 1994, 100 illegal aliens detained at the Federal Corrections Facility in Eloy, AZ, rebelled to protest bad food and onerous prison restrictions. A prison spokesperson said the detainees were "carrying baseball bats when they came into the cafeteria for supper." It took prison officials about two hours to suppress the prisoners and restore "order." There were no reports of injuries or how much property was damaged. In October, 1994, the detainees at Eloy had rebelled over bad food and excessive restrictions on their movements. The detainees are illegal aliens held in a medium security prison for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).