Prison riots

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam waits for questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Lam said her priority is to “stop the violence” rather than make political concessions as the city’s 2-month-long protest movement continued with a demonstration at the airport. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 09, 2019 - 9:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Friday her priority is to "stop the violence" rather than make political concessions as the city's 2-month-long protest movement pressed on with a demonstration at the airport. Lam said traffic disruptions and confrontations between police and...
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Protesters demonstrate at the airport in Hong Kong on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Pro-democracy protesters held a demonstration at Hong Kong's airport Friday even as the city sought to reassure visitors to the city after several countries issued travel safety warnings related to the increasing levels of violence surrounding the two-month-old protest movement. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 09, 2019 - 6:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Friday her priority is to "stop the violence" rather than make political concessions as the city's 2-month-long protest movement pressed on with a demonstration at the airport. Lam said traffic disruptions and confrontations between police and...
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A woman waits at the Institute of Legal Medicine for information about her relative who was one of the inmates killed during a riot at a prison in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. At least 58 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. (AP Photo/Raimundo Pacco)
August 01, 2019 - 1:06 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Another burst of violence at an overcrowded Brazilian prison where dozens of inmates died has prompted promises of more prison cells and more guards, despite expert warnings that the strategy has been failing for decades. A tough-on-crime vow last year helped Jair Bolsonaro...
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A woman cries as she waits outside the coroner's office in Altamira, Brazil, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Relatives of inmates killed during a prison riot in northern Brazil gathered at the coroner's office Tuesday to identify the 57 victims, with some passing out at seeing the beheaded corpse of a loved one. (AP Photo/Raimundo Pacco)
July 31, 2019 - 10:49 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Four inmates allegedly involved in deadly clash between prison gangs have died of asphyxiation while being transferred to a safer lockup, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday, even as they continued trying to identify the 58 who died in the riot. The Para state public security...
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People seek information about family members who are prisoners after a riot inside the Regional Recovery Center in Altamira, Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2019. At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. (Wilson Soares/Panamazonica via AP)
July 29, 2019 - 9:53 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. Para state prison authorities said a fight erupted around...
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People seek information about family members who are prisoners after a riot inside the Regional Recovery Center in Altamira, Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2019. At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. (Wilson Soares/Panamazonica via AP)
July 29, 2019 - 7:09 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. Para state prison authorities a fight erupted around 7 a.m...
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A police helicopter flies over the Regional Recovery Center, a prison, in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2019. Authorities say at least 52 prisoners were killed by other inmates during a riot, and that some of the victims were decapitated while others asphyxiated. (Wilson Soares/Panamazonica via AP)
July 29, 2019 - 6:33 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. Para state prison authorities a fight erupted around 7 a.m...
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July 29, 2019 - 4:45 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 52 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups at the Altamira prison in northern Brazil on Monday, according to prison officials. Para state prison authorities said 16 of the victims were decapitated while others were...
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FILE-In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019 file photo, prison staff work at Lee Correctional Institution, in Bishopville, S.C. A pair of federal lawsuits accuses South Carolina prisons officials of constitutional violations surrounding a riot in which seven inmates were killed at an institution last year. The wrongful death lawsuits were filed Tuesday and provided to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)
July 23, 2019 - 12:18 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two federal lawsuits filed Tuesday claim South Carolina corrections officials violated prisoners' constitutional rights by failing to prevent a riot in which seven inmates were killed last year. In the lawsuits, advanced copies of which were provided to The Associated Press...
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July 23, 2019 - 12:06 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two federal lawsuits claim South Carolina corrections officials violated prisoners' constitutional rights by failing to prevent a riot in which seven inmates were killed last year. The wrongful death lawsuits were filed Tuesday by representatives for the estates of two male...
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