Another Prison Riot in Brazil Leaves 33 Inmates Dead

The deaths occurred just outside Boa Vista, Roraima state, hours before the federal government announced its security plan for prisons throughout the country.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Four days after one of the bloodiest prison riots Brazil has witnessed, another prison riot in Brazil’s Amazon region has left at least 33 inmates dead. According to authorities from the state’s Department of Justice and Citizenship, the deaths occurred in the early hours of Friday at the Monte Cristo Agricultural Penitentiary, just outside Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state.

Officials say police from the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) of the Military Police entered the prison, the largest in the state, early this morning and authorities say . . .

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