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Carandiru Trial Highlights Prison Crowding

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over twenty years after the infamous massacre in São Paulo's Carandiru prison, in which a police operation to quell a riot left over a hundred prisoners dead, the first of 79 officers are to be put on trial for their involvement. The trial of 26 officers over the murder of fifteen inmates will now begin on April 15th, after it was adjourned following complications with a jury member.

On October 2, 1992, officers were sent into Carandiru prison to stop a riot that had broken out after a . . .

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