Some 100 Killed In One Week In Brazil's Prisons
Fakhir Rizvi 4 years ago Mon 09th January 2017 | 09:45 AM
MANAUS, Brazil, Jan 9 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 09th Jan, 2017 ) - At least four inmates were killed Sunday in a facility in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, sending the number of violent prison fatalities over 100 in just one week.
Much of the violence, which includes several massacres with decapitations and disemboweling, has been among rival drug gangs in vastly overcrowded facilities. On Sunday four inmates were killed in as yet unclear circumstances in a Manaus prison, state public safety officials there said.
The country was hit Friday by a grisly prison massacre at the Monte Cristo Farm Penitentiary (PAMC) in Roraima state that left 31 dead.
That unrest came days after jailed gang members killed 56 rivals in a 17-hour bloodbath at a prison in Manaus. PAMC, the largest prison in the state, was also hit by deadly violence in October, when fighting between rival gangs killed 10 inmates.