Inmates and Police Negotiate at Parana Prison in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Military police reported to have restarted its negotiations with rioting inmates in a prison complex in the city of Londrina, in the state of Parana. Inmates overpowered the guards on Tuesday morning and took over the prison, setting fire to some cellblocks and maintaining as many as ten other inmates as hostages. Local television stations showed throughout the day images of inmates with sticks and knives up on the roof of the prison.

There are reports that one inmate was thrown off the roof during the night and taken to . . .

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