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Brazil prison riot
  • At least 52 prisoners have been killed by other inmates during clashes between rival gangs at Altamira prison in northern Brazil. .
  • Brazil prison riots - AFP
  • A police officer patrols the surroundings of the Altamira Regional Recovery Centre after t least 52 inmates were killed in a prison riot, in the Brazilian northern city of Altamira, Para State, on July 29, 2019. - At least 52 inmates were killed in a prison riot as rival gang factions fought each other, an official said. Sixteen of the dead were decapitated in the second major eruption of violence to rock the country's severely overpopulated and deadly prison system in as many months. Two guards were taken hostage during the hours-long clashes, which were brought under control at around midday. They were eventually freed. (Photo by Bruno SANTOS / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRUNO SANTOS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Relatives of inmates wait for information about their loved ones after a riot at the Altamira Regional Recovery Centre in the Brazilian northern city of Altamira, Para State, on July 29, 2019. - At least 52 inmates were killed in a prison riot as rival gang factions fought each other, an official said. Sixteen of the dead were decapitated in the second major eruption of violence to rock the country's severely overpopulated and deadly prison system in as many months. Two guards were taken hostage during the hours-long clashes, which were brought under control at around midday. They were eventually freed. (Photo by Bruno SANTOS / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRUNO SANTOS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Prisoners (C) are seen during transfer to a federal jail, after a riot in a prison in the city of Altamira, Brazil, July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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  • More than 50 dead in Brazil prison riot