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Brazil prisoners beheaded in riot at Natal prison - BBC News

At least 10 prisoners have been killed in fighting between rival gangs at the largest prison in the north-eastern Brazilian city of Natal, police say. It took 14 hours for police to regain control of Alcacuz jail. "The operation is still ongoing but ...and more »

Brazilian police put down prison riot after deadly weekend - Deutsche Welle

SWAT teams have quelled a riot at a prison where an uprising left 26 inmates dead over the weekend. Brazil has been hit by a series of prison revolts that have left some 140 inmates dead since the start of the year. Alcacuz Gefängnis Revolte Aufstand ...and more »

Inmates beheaded in deadly Brazil prison riot -

A HORRIFIC bout of violence blamed on gang rivalries has led to the deaths of 27 inmates at a Brazilian prison. AFP and staff writers. News Corp Australia NetworkJanuary 16, 20178:42am. Inmates scale the wall during a prison riot at the Alcacuz ...and more »

Dozens killed and wounded in Alcacuz prison riot -

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 »

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 »

26 die in latest Brazilian prison riot - CNN

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) At least 26 prisoners were killed Saturday in Brazil's fifth deadly prison riot since January 1. The latest riot happened at the Alcaçuz prison, the largest prison in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in the northeast ...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 »

Latest Brazil Prison Riot Signals Emerging Security Crisis -

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 »

At least 30 inmates killed in Brazil prison riot as gang war death toll rises - The Guardian

A screen grab from TV Ponta Negra shows Alcaçuz Penitentiary Center inmates throwing objects during the riot in which at least 30 people were killed. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images. Brazil. At least 30 inmates killed in Brazil prison riot as gang war ...and more »

New Brazilian prison riots leave 26 dead -

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 »