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Latest Brazil Prison Riot Signals Emerging Security Crisis - Insightcrime.org

A new round of violence in Brazil's prisons is reviving concerns that ongoing problems in the penitentiary system could have implications for the country's broader security situation. Twenty-six prisoners were killed January 15 in the prison of Alcaçuz ...and more »

New Brazilian prison riots leave 26 dead - Telegraph.co.uk

Twenty-six inmates were killed in eruptions of violence inside two prisons in northern Brazil, officials said Sunday as they quelled the latest in a string of jail disturbances across the country in which more than 100 people died within two weeks. The ...and more »

Death Toll From Brazil Prison Riot Reaches 26; Decapitations Are Seen - New York Times

RIO DE JANEIRO — The death toll from a riot in a penitentiary in northeastern Brazil rose on Sunday to 26 prisoners, increasing the number of prison killings in the country this year to more than 120. Decapitations and mutilations are common in Brazil ...and more »

Dozens killed and wounded in Alcacuz prison riot - Aljazeera.com

At least 30 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Brazil's northeastern region that broke out late on Saturday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said. WATCH: Brazil prison riots put a focus on penal reform (3:22). The person, who ...and more »

At least 30 die as rival drug gangs clash in Brazilian jail - Irish Times

At least 30 inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said, adding to chaos in a penitentiary system in which about 140 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start ...and more »

Brazil aims to build 30 prisons this year to tackle crisis: Temer - Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil aims to build nearly 30 prisons over the next year to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system as part of a package of emergency measures to tackle a wave of deadly prison riots, President Michel Temer said on ...and more »

Brazil prison massacres spread to two more facilities in Rio Grande do Norte - CBS News

Last Updated Jan 15, 2017 4:15 PM EST. RIO DE JANEIRO - Twenty-seven inmates have died in eruptions of violence in two northern Brazilian prisons, officials said Sunday as they quelled the latest in a string of grisly prison disturbances across the ...and more »

Death toll rises in latest prison violence in Brazil - euronews

At least 27 inmates have now thought to have died in the latest violence to erupt in a Brazilian prison. The death toll is three times what was originally reported by the authorities who have warned it could go higher. On Saturday afternoon, violence ...and more »

28 escape in deadly prison break, officials say - CNN

(CNN) At least two inmates are dead after prisoners in Brazil's Piraquara State Penitentiary 1 apparently blasted a hole through a wall and exchanged gunfire with police early Sunday, according to prison officials. According to the Paraná Department of ...and more »

Prisoners occupy roof of Brazil jail after massacre - News24

Natal - Dozens of inmates on Monday occupied the roof of a Brazilian jail where the country's latest prison massacre took place. An AFP video reporter filmed the inmates as they stood with flags on the partly destroyed red tile roof of the Alcacuz jail ...and more »