1. Over 150 escape ‘semi-open’ Brazil prison; 62 still at large

Over 150 escape ‘semi-open’ Brazil prison; 62 still at large

During the melee, 152 inmates escaped. Military police recaptured 90 of them and were looking for the rest.

By: | Sao Paulo | Published: January 25, 2017 4:39 AM
Military police recaptured 90 of them and were looking for the rest. (Reuters) Military police recaptured 90 of them and were looking for the rest. (Reuters)

Brazilian authorities say more than 150 prisoners have escaped a so-called semi-open prison during a riot, and more than 60 remain at large.

The Department of Penitentiary Administration for Sao Paulo state says today’s riot at the lockup in the city of Bauru began when a guard confronted a prisoner who was using a cellphone.

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During the melee, 152 inmates escaped. Military police recaptured 90 of them and were looking for the rest.
The penitentiary department says in a statement that the situation has been brought under control.

At Brazil’s “semi-open” prisons, inmates are allowed to leave for work and family visits. The country has seen a spate of violence at its higher-security lockups this year, with more than 120 people killed.

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