Brazilian riot police prepare to storm the Puraquequara Prison facility in the city of Manaus, Amazonas state. Photo: AFP

40 inmates strangled to death in orgy of violence at four Brazil prisons

  • The Amazonas state prison agency said all prisoners found dead in Manaus showed signs of asphyxia
  • Prison clashes often spread rapidly in Brazil, where drug gangs have de facto control over nearly all jails
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Brazilian riot police prepare to storm the Puraquequara Prison facility in the city of Manaus, Amazonas state. Photo: AFP
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