Bolivia police storm notorious jail, killing six inmates

Bolivia police storm notorious jail, killing six inmates
 

Six inmates were killed in a notoriously overcrowded prison in Bolivia on Wednesday when police stormed the penitentiary.
About 2,000 officers raided Palmasola jail in Santa Cruz before dawn.
The move followed a prison uprising last week by inmates disgruntled over the removal of certain privileges.
Police chief Alfonso Mendoza said there had been "complete lawlessness" inside the jail, which has the reputation for being one of Bolivia's most violent.
More than 5,200 people are held in Palmasola, but only a few hundred have been sentenced. The others are awaiting trial.
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14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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