TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Cuban inmates have seized control of a medium-security section of a federal prison and taken 11 hostages. Several of the Cubans were to be deported today.
Prison officials said 121 Cuban inmates took over the unit yesterdaymorning. A guard who was taken hostage received a minor neck injury in the takeover and was released later in the day.
A prison spokesman, Ed Crosley, said last night that the inmates had not made any specific demands but had requested that food be brought to them from outside the prison. Sandwiches and cold cuts were then brought in, he said.