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Dozens killed and wounded in Alcacuz prison riot -

President Michel Temer says he is following developments after fresh outbreak of violence at overcrowded facility. 15 Jan 2017. Violence is common in overcrowded prisons and 40 percent of inmates have yet to be sentenced [TV Ponta Negra/AFP]. At least ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Brazil prison riot: 'At least 26 dead' in Natal violence - BBC News

At least 26 people have died during a 14-hour riot in a Brazilian prison, police said. The revised death toll is three times what was initially reported, and could increase further, the sources said. On Saturday afternoon, violence erupted between ...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 »

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. At least 30 inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke ...and more »

Brazil sees renewed violence at prison where 26 were killed over the weekend - The Guardian

Inmates stand on the roof during a rebellion at the Alcaçuz prison on 16 January, about 15 miles from the state capital of Natal. Photograph: Andressa Anholete/AFP/Getty Images. A new uprising has broken out at a prison in north-eastern Brazil where 26 ...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 »