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Fight Between Inmates Leaves Fifteen Dead in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A fight this Sunday, between inmates at the Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex (Compaj) in Manaus, Amazonas, left 15 convicts dead, according to state government officials.

According to state penitentiary secretary, Colonel Marcos Vinicius Almeida, the crimes were committed during visiting hours at the unit.

"It was not a rebellion; it was internal strife. There have never been any deaths during visits. Some died inside locked cells; they committed crimes in front of their relatives," he said during a press conference Sunday afternoon.

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