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
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

Topic |   Crime
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
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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