Hearts, intestines ripped out in Brazil prison massacre

Alicia WestJan 07, 2017

Details were murky about the latest uprising that took place early on Friday in Roraima state's largest penitentiary.

Friday's killings come just days after 60 inmates were killed in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus during a 17-hour jail riot that ended Monday. Recent austerity measures have further undercut prison authorities' efforts.

The latest unrest comes a day after President Michel Temer said the federal government would spend US$250 million to build at least one new prison in each of Brazil's 26 states.

It is allied with a local gang called the Family of the North, which authorities say was responsible for the riot in Manaus.

The 15 officers on duty were unable to stop the violence, which was only quelled after the intervention of the Special Operations Battalion (Bope) and Brazilian military police.

Nearly 100 inmates lost their lives in the first week of January alone - brutally murdered, the guards apparently unable to stop the bloodshed.


A group of prisoners, now back in their cells, reportedly escaped at 2.30am before slaughtering inmates in an apparent fight between supporters of opposing militant factions.

But Brazil's prisons are often scenes of deadly unrest.

The prison holds inmates from the Red Command, a powerful drug gang based in Rio de Janeiro.

At least 93 prisoners have been killed in three separate prison riots this week in Brazil, sparking fears that months of violence between drug gangs who control numerous country's prisons was spiraling out of control.

The local secretary of justice, Uziel Castro, told the BBC he blamed the violence on the Sao Paulo-based Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) in English, First Capital Command, drug gang which are believed to be the largest gang in Brazil.

Brazil's prisons need 50 percent more capacity to handle the current number of inmates, the country's justice ministry have revealed in a report.

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Nexus 6
A new report from Business Korea this week has said that we'll be told what happened by the end of the month. This early, the rumor is that it was an electronic hardware design problem and not just a battery issue.

Snoop Dogg Gave Willie Nelson a Pot-Themed Sweater For Christmas
We take the top off, and we both put our hands in at the same time, and we grab the same piece of chicken at the same damn time. Right now , Nelson is the co-chairman of the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

With 30 Members, Jews Make Up 5.6% of New Congress
Republicans remain nearly a unanimously Christian party in Congress; they just elected their second current Jewish member in Rep. The make up of Mormons, Muslims, Buddhists, and Orthodox Christians in Congress is pretty much the same as in the USA public.

Japan recalls envoy to South Korea over contentious statue
Since the agreement was announced past year , activists have maintained a 24-hour vigil to ensure the statue is not removed . No, there are 38 other statues situated around South Korea, according to the Korea Herald .

2 dead after separate officer-involved shootings in Brooklyn
An officer used a taser on Owens, but it had no impact since the knife-wielding suspect continued to advance toward the officers. A knife police say was recovered at the scene of a police-involved shooting on 99th Street in Brooklyn on January 3, 2017.

White supremacist Dylann Roof tells jury: There's nothing wrong with me
The man convicted of killing nine worshippers at a SC church has addressed the jury for the first time to deny he is mentally ill. Roof confessed to the killings in a videotaped interview with federal agents, which was played at the guilt phase of his trial.

Fox News Moving Tucker Carlson to Megyn Kelly's Timeslot
Also, Carlson had only been in the 7 p.m. slot, vacated by Greta Van Susteren, since November. New year, new lineup! MacCallum recently signed a multi-year deal to remain with FNC.

Frostbite Is A Concern With Cold Wind Chills
The wind chill index is a measure of how cold people and animals feel when exposed to wind and cold temperature combined. After Wednesday night the coldest of the cold will be over for Billings and we can get back to the January thaw.

Mobile is making customer bills much simpler
That can potentially drop the cost of an extra line to $10 per month, which is decent for an extra tablet or a spare smartphone. Still, compared to the other networks, it looks like T-Mobile is on track to continue its great streak the last few years.

State Department Designates Osama bin Laden's Son a 'Global Terrorist'
The State Department also announced penalties against Ibrahim al-Banna, a senior member of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Now leading al-Qaida is Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was allegedly involved in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya.