At Least 60 Killed In Brazil Prison Riot: Official
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 2, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 02nd Jan, 2017 ) - At least 60 people were killed in a prison riot in Brazil's Amazon region when fighting broke out between rival gangs, an official said Monday.
Some 622,000 people were imprisoned in Brazil as of the end of 2014, according to a justice ministry report. Most of them are black males.
That makes it the world's fourth-largest prison population, the report said, after the United States, China and Russia. Human rights groups have long complained about the conditions in Brazilian prisons. On October 18, deadly riots broke out at three separate prisons blamed on fighting between members of the country's two largest gangs.