Goiás Prison Riot Leaves 9 Dead and 14 Wounded in Brazil

SEAP also reported that 106 detainees fled at the time of the riot, 29 of whom were recaptured, and 127 left the prison during the riot, but returned voluntarily after the riot ended.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Executive Superintendence of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP) confirmed through a statement released on Monday (January 1st) night that nine prisoners died and fourteen were injured, during a riot in the central Brazilian state of Goiâs.

Government news sources report that the riot happened at the Agroindustrial Colony of Semiaberto Regime, in the Prison Complex of Aparecida de Goiânia, in the metropolitan region of Goiânia, the capital city of Goiâs.

According to SEAP, the riot began when prisoners who were in wing C, invaded wings A, B and . . .

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