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Brazil: Dozens Killed in 2 More Prison Uprisings

HeadlinesJan 09, 2017
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In Brazil, two more deadly prison uprisings have left 37 people dead, bringing the total death toll from prison uprisings over the last week to more than 90 people. Brazil has the fourth largest prison population in the world, after the United States, Russia and China. Widespread overcrowding in Brazilian prisons have led to a series of deadly uprisings in recent years.

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