Tear gas rises from parts of Turi jail where an inmate riot broke out in Cuenca, Ecuador on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Tear gas rises from parts of Turi jail where an inmate riot broke out in Cuenca, Ecuador on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Crime

At least 75 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots

  • Authorities ‘acting to retake control’ in overcrowded jails where rival gangs frequently clash
  • There are some 38,000 inmates in Ecuador, with only 1,500 guards in total to watch over them

Tear gas rises from parts of Turi jail where an inmate riot broke out in Cuenca, Ecuador on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Tear gas rises from parts of Turi jail where an inmate riot broke out in Cuenca, Ecuador on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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