Brazil Prison Riot Leaves 13 Dead: Daily

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A clash between inmates of rival gangs left 13 dead and at least 30 injured on Wednesday evening at Complexo Penitenciário de Pedrinhas in São Luís, capital city of Maranhão state. Riot police arrived at the scene and searched the overcrowded prison finding pistols, homemade bombs and other lethal weapons.

There are conflicting reports as to the actual death toll, but Aluísio Mendes, Secretary of Public Security . . .

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