„A recent report found that at least one inmate was killed in Brazil’s prisons every single day in 2016.
A fresh spate of violence in a Brazilian jail left at least four people dead early Sunday, including three decapitated, underlining the crisis in the prison system that has claimed the lives of nearly 100 inmates in the past week alone as a bloody gang war surges.
The riot at the Desembargador Raimundo Vidal Pessoa penitentiary in the Amazonian city of Manaus broke out around 1:00 a.m. local time and was contained by 6:00 a.m., according to Brazil’s Folha de S. Paulo newspaper.
The facility had shut down in October due to poor conditions but reopened last week in an emergency measure to relocate about 300 inmates from three other Manaus jails in an effort to diffuse bubbling gang feuds. According to authorities, the motives behind the latest violence remain unclear, and it is not known if a particular gang faction set off the riot.
The outbreak comes just one week after a grisly riot between warring gangs at another Manaus prison, the largest in the Amazon region, killed 56 inmates, including several that were beheaded and tossed outside the walls of the facility. The marathon riot was the most deadly incident of prison violence in Brazil in more than two decades. ….