Members of the military stand guard outside the Penitenciaria del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Thursday. Photo: Reuters Members of the military stand guard outside the Penitenciaria del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
Members of the military stand guard outside the Penitenciaria del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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Ecuador to pardon thousands after 118 die in worst-ever prison riot

  • The government aims to prioritise women, the elderly, and disabled and terminally ill inmates in an attempt to relieve overcrowding in detention centres
  • The country’s jails hold some 39,000 prisoners, and have seen a series of violent incidents this year

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Members of the military stand guard outside the Penitenciaria del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Thursday. Photo: Reuters Members of the military stand guard outside the Penitenciaria del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
Members of the military stand guard outside the Penitenciaria del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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