Deaths in Colombia Prison Riots Over Coronavirus

Inmates of the detention facilities demand protection from coronavirus. Many detention facilities report of individuals with symptoms, both inmates and staff.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over the weekend there were deaths during protests by prisoners in Colombia. A full account of the events is not yet available, as the prison administration (INPEC) has not yet released details.

Media reports of at least 23 dead, 83 wounded, 32 of them severely. They are hospitalized. INPEC reports of seven injured guards, two of them critically.

According to eyewitness reports and prisoners' videos, there were massive riots in 14 prisons, mainly in . . .

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