Instigators of Manaus Prison Killings Sent to Maximum-Security Jails

Speaking at an event in Portugal, Justice Minister Sergio Moro said the grisly spate of murders earlier this week was the result of a struggle between prison gangs.

By Newsfeed/Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing 55 inmates in prisons across the northern city of Manaus will be moved to maximum-security federal jails.

Speaking at an event in Portugal, Moro said the grisly spate of murders earlier this week was the result of a struggle between prison gangs, a major public safety issue in Brazil, the country with . . .

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