At least 200 inmates escape Brazil prison; many recaptured



At least 200 prisoners escaped from a minimum-security Brazil prison during an uprising on Thursday, with about half recaptured within hours of the prison break, state prison officials said.
The inmates fled from the Jardinopolis prison, about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city. There was no immediate word on possible deaths or injuries among guards or inmates.
Sao Paulo state penitentiary officials said the inmates had set fire to several cells in one wing of the prison during a routine morning role call.
Amid the chaos that ensued, scores of prisoners knocked... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Reuters
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