Dozens Dead After Prison Riot In Brazil City Of Manaus [GRAPHIC]

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At least 50 people have been killed in a bloody prison riot in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, a Brazilian security official told the Globo TV network on Monday.

Sergio Fontes, the head of security for Amazonas state, told Globo he fears that more dead will be found as authorities get a clearer idea of the extent of the rebellion that began late on Sunday, sparked by a fight between rival drug gangs.

The office of the Amazonas state’s public security office told Associated Press news agency that the rebellion at Anisio Jobim penitentiary complex was quelled on Monday morning.

An office spokesman said dozens had died, but did not specify.

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  • George Spelvin

    Could we please get this to happen in the 210,000 prisons in the USA housing over 2.5million worthless pieces of human feces?

    My taxes should be going to pay for road, bridge, and levee repairs, not TV/Education/Food/Medical care for criminals.